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STERLING CHILDREN’S BOOKS

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Together, these songs will brighten up every group event, from summer camp to car trips to rainy days at home with family and friends.

June 2009 $16.95 (CANADA $18.95) HARD & CD 978-1-4027-5963-5

The Peter Yarrow Songbook: Songs to Sing Together Illustrated by Terry Widener Sing out! One of America’s most beloved singers continues to bring the joy of folk music to a new generation in this exciting new anthology of sing-along, group, and campfire songs. It’s the third and newest release in the Peter Yarrow Songbook collection, which followed in the wake of the bestselling Puff, the Magic Dragon . The beautiful book features lyrics, guitar chords, and historical notes for 12 classic songs, all illustrated with sparkling art by Terry Widener and accompanied by a CD recorded exclusively for the book by Peter Yarrow. • A warm and rich introduction to folk music, sold in a colorful and kid-friendly package • An inventive format, with the CD front and center to attract music fans across the store

AGES 5 AND UP 48 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 9 3/4 X 9 3/4 JUVENILE FICTION/ PERFORMING ARTS/MUSIC CARTON QUANTITY: 18 STERLING RIGHTS: W AUTHOR’S HOME: NEW YORK, NY ILLUSTRATOR’S HOME: MCKINNEY, TX

Marketing • National publicity

• Peter will actively promote The Peter Yarrow Songbooks in his many performances across the country

• National radio tour

• Puff, the Magic Dragon has sold over 700,000 copies worldwide

• Author appearances • Online publicity

ABOUT THE AUTHOR PETER YARROW is a member of the iconic ’60’s folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary. Along with Lenny Lipton, he is the author of the beloved song and now hit book Puff, the Magic Dragon. In addition to extensive touring and performing, Peter is active in Operation Respect, an organization that promotes anti-bullying awareness in schools across the country. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

ALSO AVAILABLE:

PETER YARROW SONGBOOK: FAVORITE FOLK SONGS 978-1-4027-5961-1 $16.95 (CAN $18.95) W

PUFF, THE MAGIC DRAGON 978-1-4027-4782-3 $16.95 (CAN $19.95) W

TERRY WIDENER is the illustrator of The Babe and I (Harcourt, 1999) and Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man (Harcourt, 2001), among many other picture books.

PUFF, THE MAGIC DRAGON JIGSAW PUZZLE 978-1-4027-6383-0 $14.95 (CAN $15.95) W

PUFF, THE MAGIC DRAGON 10-COPY FLOOR DISPLAY 978-1-4027-5316-9 $169.50 (CAN $199.50)

PETER YARROW SONGBOOK: SLEEPYTIME SONGS 978-1-4027-5962-8 $16.95 (CAN $18.95) W

PETER YARROW SONGBOOK 10-COPY FLOOR DISPLAY 978-1-4027-6856-9 $169.50 (CAN $189.50)


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Promote for Lincoln’s 200th Birthday

Abe’s Fish A Boyhood Tale of Abraham Lincoln by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Amy June Bates Here is the perfect book for celebrating Lincoln’s 200th birthday—and a unique way to illuminate our 16th president for today’s young readers. Based on an actual incident that occurred when Lincoln was a boy, it shows that he, like so many children, wished he were taller (and it came true!); that he had a mischievous streak; that he loved words; and—most important—that even as a small child he puzzled deeply over the concept of freedom. Amy June Bates’s superb illustrations capture young Abe’s personality, the warmth of his home life, and the enduring power of his onetime chance meeting with a soldier from the War of 1812.

February 2009 $15.95 (CANADA $17.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-4027-6252-9 AGES 4 AND UP 40 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 7 1/2 X 11 1/2 JUVENILE FICTION/ BIOGRAPHICAL/ UNITED STATES CARTON QUANTITY: 38

• Based on a story found in Lincoln’s first official biography, it’s one of the few recorded anecdotes from Lincoln’s boyhood • An author’s note provides fascinating background in an easy-to-follow question-and-answer format; it not only discusses the story’s origins but gives child-friendly facts on Lincoln’s family, what his school was like, what he did for fun, and whether he may have seen slaves

STERLING RIGHTS: US/CAN AUTHOR’S HOME: GLENMOORE, PA ILLUSTRATOR’S HOME: CARLISLE, PA

Marketing ABOUT THE AUTHOR

• National publicity

JEN BRYANT has written more than 20 children’s books, many biographical and historical in nature, as well as poetry and magazine articles. Her work includes Georgia’s Bones (Eerdmans, 2005), about the artist Georgia O’Keeffe. This critically-praised picture book was included in “Southwest Books of the Year—Best Reading in 2005.” Jen’s most recent publication is A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams (Eerdmans, 2008), which The New York Times praised for its “graceful free verse.”

• Lincoln’s Birthday 200th Anniversary promotion

ALSO AVAILABLE :

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR AMY JUNE BATES is a freelance illustrator who has worked with HarperCollins, Hyperion, Cricket magazine, Barnes & Noble, and Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, among others. Her most recent books include Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight , written by Kathleen Krull (Simon & Schuster, 2008) and You Can Do It! by Tony Dungy (Little Simon Inspirations, 2008). WHO’S HAUNTING THE WHITE HOUSE? 978-1-4027-3822-7 $14.95 (CAN $15.95) W


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Otto Grows Down by Michael Sussman, illustrated by Scott Magoon What would it be like if time went backwards? One unlucky little boy is about to find out!

February 2009

Otto has just one birthday wish: that his new baby sister Anna had never been born. And it comes true when the days suddenly start moving in reverse. But now, instead of growing up, Otto’s growing DOWN. He’s getting younger every minute and in danger of disappearing entirely. Can he turn things around before it’s too late—for Anna and himself?

$14.95 (CANADA $15.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-4027-4703-8

• Brilliant illustrations by Scott Magoon capture all the fun of this whimsical tale

AGES 4 TO 7 32 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 7 1/2 X 11 3/4 JUVENILE FICTION/GENERAL

• A wildly original and humorous approach to the sibling rivalry theme

CARTON QUANTITY: 40

• Scott Magoon is a popular illustrator who has consistently received excellent reviews for his art

STERLING RIGHTS: W

Praise for :

AUTHOR’S HOME: CAMBRIDGE, MA

Scott Magoon: “The cartoon illustrations...provide an ample supply of visual jokes...The myriad subjects of Hugo's painting are quite amusing... Can spark a discussion about new ways to see everyday objects.” —School Library Journal (for Hugo & Miles in: I've Painted Everything!, written and illustrated by Scott Magoon)

“Edgy pen-and-ink, digitally colored cartoon illustrations perfectly complement the short text...” —School Library Journal (for Ugly Fish) “Dark, cartoonlike illustrations exhibit an excellent sense of perspective.” —School Library Journal (for The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR This is MICHAEL SUSSMAN’s first picture book. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR SCOTT MAGOON has illustrated numerous picture books, including Ugly Fish (Harcourt Children’s Books, 2006), written by Kara LaReau; Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: A Tale of Picky Eating (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), written by Alice Weaver Flaherty; and Hugo and Miles In I’ve Painted Everything (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), which he himself wrote.

ILLUSTRATOR’S HOME: MEDFORD, MA

Marketing • National publicity

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Perfectly Arugula Written & illustrated by Sarah Dillard Welcome to Arugula’s tea party! Everything’s going to be just perfect, because that’s exactly how she likes things. The problem: perfection is no fun for her guests—they’re too nervous to touch or eat anything. And when someone unexpected arrives, ready to get her party started, Arugula’s horrified. Especially when everyone seems to like him better than her… With its adorably human hedgehog heroine, comic-book style panels, and witty thought balloons, this will be a huge hit with young readers!

Praise for : Tightrope Poppy the High-wire Pig, by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illustrated by Sarah Dillard “[An] accessible crowd-pleaser [that] will leave everyone smiling.” —School Library Journal

February 2009 $14.95 (CANADA $15.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-4027-5954-3 AGES 3 AND UP 32 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/2 X 11 JUVENILE FICTION/GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 36 STERLING RIGHTS: W AUTHOR’S HOME: FAYSTON, VT

ABOUT THE AUTHOR SARAH DILLARD has illustrated numerous board and picture books, including Follow the Bunny (Grosset & Dunlap, 2006) and Sterling’s Tightrope Poppy the High-Wire Pig (2006), written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. Visit Sarah online at www.sarahdillard.com. ALSO AVAILABLE:

TIGHTROPE POPPY THE HIGH-WIRE PIG 978-1-4027-2411-4 $14.95 (CAN $19.95) W


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Quiet Bunny Written & illustrated by Lisa McCue In this beautiful picture book by renowned artist Lisa McCue, Quiet Bunny discovers the importance—and pleasure— of dancing to his own kind of music. More than anything, Quiet Bunny loves the sounds of the forest: the birds chirping, the wind whispering shhhhh through the leaves, and, especially, the night song all the rabbits listen to. But, one day, he wonders: How can I join in ? Bunny wanders the woods asking animal after animal—but he just can’t ch-cheet like the cricket, ssssss like the hissing snake, or o-uuuu like the howling wolves. Nothing feels just right—until Quiet Bunny finds the wonderful beat that’s his and his alone. • The first book both written and illustrated by Lisa McCue, the acclaimed artist chosen to re-illustrate the classic Corduroy titles. • Even the youngest children will enjoy imitating the sounds Bunny hears throughout the book • The perfect gentle good-night story—with a lovely message about the importance of being true to oneself A main selection of the Children’s Book of the Month Club. ABOUT THE AUTHOR LISA M C CUE has illustrated more than 100 books for children including the classic Corduroy series. Her illustrations have become well known to an entire generation of children and their parents, and her art has frequently been selected for exhibition by the Society of Illustrators.

March 2009 $14.95 (CANADA $15.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-4027-5719-8 AGES 4 TO 6 32 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 9 1/2 X 11 1/4 JUVENILE FICTION/ ANIMALS/RABBITS CARTON QUANTITY: 22 STERLING RIGHTS: W AUTHOR’S HOME: ANNAPOLIS, MD

Marketing • National publicity • Local author appearances

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Aesop’s Fables Retold by John Cech, illustrated by Martin Jarrie One of the earliest volumes ever printed in English was Aesop’s Fables, and these delightful, instructive little parables have never gone out of style. Though originally meant for all ages, it is generally considered the first real book to have an audience of children. Noted author John Cech—whose Classic Fairy Tale Collection has received wide critical acclaim—retells some of these best-loved stories in his own inimitable way. Martin Jarrie (illustrator of the bestselling ABC USA) enhances the tales as never before with his unique folk-style art, making this anthology one of the most beautiful and necessary volumes for any child’s bookshelf. ABOUT THE AUTHOR JOHN CECH writes plays, poetry, and fiction for both children and adults, and is a Professor of English at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is also the Director of the Center for Children’s Literature and Culture and served as a judge for The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year, as well as the Boston Globe/Horn Book Awards; was President of the Children’s Literature Association; and won the Chandler Award of Merit for his work in Children’s Literature.

March 2009 $16.95 (CANADA $18.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-4027-5298-8 AGES 4 TO 7 40 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 11 3/4 X 9 5/8 JUVENILE FICTION/ FAIRY TALES & FOLKLORE/ GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 18 STERLING RIGHTS: W AUTHOR’S HOME: GAINESVILLE, FL

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR MARTIN JARRIE is an internationally-recognized artist and illustrator. His playful, imaginative paintings have appeared in a variety of publications, including The New Yorker and the French business magazine Enjeux. He has received several awards from The Society of Illustrators and Communication Art.

Praise for : Martin Jarrie’s ABC USA: “With hallmarks such as the Empire State Building, the Liberty Bell and the Grand Canyon, this book offers a dignified representation of the country, A to Z.” —Publishers Weekly, (starred review)

“[Jarrie] manages to give an amazing amount of depth to simple shapes… and even more to objects with statuesque dimensions… a natural for a young audience.” —Booklist “This book will have…use as a presentation of artistic style and technique or as a startup for a discussion of American diversity…the artwork, done in a whimsical folk-art style, is unique.” —School Library Journal

ALSO AVAILABLE BY THE AUTHOR: FOR MORE TITLES BY JOHN CECH SEE PAGES 28-29

ABC USA 978-1-4027-1619-5 $14.95 (CAN $15.95) W


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Panda’s Easter Basket by Tara Jaye Morrow, illustrated by Aaron Boyd Yummy—what a delicious-looking Easter basket Panda has, with chocolate eggs, jelly beans, and a big chocolate bunny! But when he gobbles it all up at once, he pays the price with a terrible tummy ache. Fortunately, Mom knows how to soothe his pain and the two settle in for a snuggly holiday.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

• A great Easter gift, perfect for putting in the basket among the sweets • This is an excellent value: an inexpensive hardcover with a charming tale that candy-crazy kids can relate to • Children already know and love Panda from the earlier Panda Goes to School

March 2009 $6.95 (CANADA $7.50) HARD 978-1-4027-4312-2 AGES 3 TO 5 24 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8X8 JUVENILE FICTION/ HOLIDAYS & CELEBRATIONS/ EASTER & LENT CARTON QUANTITY: 50 STERLING RIGHTS: W

ALSO AVAILABLE:

TARA JAYE MORROW is the author of Just Mommy and Me and Mommy Loves Her Baby/Daddy Loves His Baby . She is also an editorial director working in the Kansas City, Missouri area.

PANDA GOES TO SCHOOL 978-1-4027-4313-9 $6.95 (CAN $7.95) W

Shh! Don’t Wake the Baby! by Petra Brown This book actually giggles …and so will children, in pure delight. When Mommy Elephant finally gets baby rocked to sleep, she asks Little Elephant to be as quiet as he can. But that’s not easy for this noisy, enthusiastic boy. Soon, the inevitable happens: HE WAKES THE BABY! But there’s a big surprise to come: As kids turn the final page, they’ll hear baby laugh joyfully…and see a fabulous 3-D pop-up scene, too! • Features two fun novelties: a special sound chip and a beautifully-detailed paper-crafted 3-D pop-up scene at the end • A reassuring story about a common situation that children face • Petra Brown’s art captures a menagerie of adorable and popular animals

Includes 3-D panorama with sound chip March 2009 $16.95 (CANADA $18.95) HARD 978-1-4027-6544-5 AGES 4 TO 6 28 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 11 X 11 JUVENILE FICTION/ ANIMALS/GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 10 STERLING RIGHTS: US/CAN

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Richard Scarry won children’s hearts with a wacky gorilla in a bananamobile, a bagpipe-playing pig, a worm called Lowly, and lots of things that went crash, smash, and splat in slapstick style. These books, out of print for far too long, are back—and everyone will celebrate their return.

“It’s the fun I want to get across.”

—Richard Scarry

• Richard Scarry’s books have sold 200 million copies worldwide • Today’s parents have grown up with Richard Scarry, and will want to introduce their own children to his books • Solid popularity with librarians, teachers, and other educators • Scarry’s characters are well known through their animated adaptations, as well as from the page • Few children’s book author/illustrators have combined fun and learning as successfully and consistently as Richard Scarry • Carefully restored and beautifully produced, these books are perfect for gift-giving

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SERIES:

RICHARD SCARRY’S COLORS 978-1-4027-6233-8 $6.95 (CAN $7.50)

RICHARD SCARRY’S FROM 1 TO 10 978-1-4027-5821-8 $6.95 (CAN $7.50)

RICHARD SCARRY’S SHAPES & OPPOSITES 978-1-4027-6235-2 $6.95 (CAN $7.50)

RICHARD SCARRY’S THIS IS ME 978-1-4027-6234-5 $6.95 (CAN $7.50)

RICHARD SCARRY’S GREAT BIG SCHOOLHOUSE 978-1-4027-5820-1 $14.95 (CAN $15.95)

RICHARD SCARRY’S THE GREAT PIE ROBBERY AND OTHER MYSTERIES 978-1-4027-5823-2 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)


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Richard Scarry’s Find Your ABC’s Sam and Dudley, stars of The Great Pie Robbery , are on the case again! This time they’re searching for the alphabet, and they’d be really happy if kids would help. Here’s how: throughout the book, the words for a variety of objects appear next to their pictures—and on every page just one letter of the alphabet is highlighted. That letter is always shown in color. So join the hunt…and at the end, find out what Sam and Dudley will do with the letters they’ve found! • An amusing story turns learning the alphabet into a fun game— kids who can’t yet read will listen, and the colored letters make them stand out visually for easy recognition

March 2009 $9.95 (CANADA $10.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-4027-6294-9 AGES 3 TO 6 32 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 9X8 JUVENILE FICTION/ CONCEPTS/ALPHABET CARTON QUANTITY: 46 STERLING RIGHTS: WENG

• A unique approach to the ABCs, with many words featuring each letter, not only at the beginning but in the middle of the word, too • Colorful and lively art has lots of entertaining action, from a mouse in a submarine to kooky accidents and falling cakes

Richard Scarry’s Peasant Pig and the Terrible Dragon Richard Scarry’s beloved Busylande meets the Middle Ages— and the result is a delightful fractured fairy tale featuring knights on horseback, wandering minstrels, intrepid peasants, a beautiful princess, and a frightening dragon! Come to Busylande, a very busy, happy kingdom—until the terrible dragon kidnaps Princess Lily. Who will save her? The knights try, but everything goes wrong. Now it’s all up to Peasant Pig and Lowly Worm...but they’ll face their greatest challenge ever! It’s a magical medieval tale as only Richard Scarry can tell it, with humor, unforgettable characters, and a new court jester: Lowly! • A great classic reenergized in a wonderful new design • Kids will love seeing Scarry’s familiar characters, like Lowly Worm, transported to a different era

March 2009 $12.95 (CANADA $13.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-4027-6295-6 AGES 5 TO 8 48 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 10 X 11 1/4 JUVENILE FICTION/ HUMOROUS STORIES CARTON QUANTITY: 20 STERLING RIGHTS: WENG

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No More Blanket for Lambkin! by Bernette Ford and Sam Williams Sometimes, growing up is hard—but it can be satisfying, too, as the adorable Ducky, Bunny, and Piggy have all learned. Now it’s Lambkin’s turn, in this wonderful new entry in the popular No More! series. Although little Lambkin has lots of toys, all she really wants is her small, soft, but very dirty comfort blanket. She never lets it go—until Ducky comes over for a play date and gently helps Lambkin give up her beloved blankie and join in the fun.

February 2009 $12.95 (CANADA $13.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-906250-28-7

As always, Bernette Ford and Sam Williams have created a sweet and marvelously illustrated story of friendship that entertains, teaches by example, and encourages children to approach big transitions on their own terms.

AGES 2 TO 4 32 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 9 5/8 X 9 5/8 JUVENILE FICTION/ SOCIAL ISSUES/FRIENDSHIP

• A gentle story that toddlers can really relate to

CARTON QUANTITY: 30

• The fourth title in a best-selling series

BOXER BOOKS RIGHTS: US/CAN

• Adorable art and appealing characters will make this a favorite with children, parents, and caregivers

AUTHOR’S HOME: BROOKLYN, NY

ABOUT THE AUTHOR BERNETTE FORD has written many books for children, including No More Diapers for Ducky! and First Snow . ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR SAM WILLIAMS is best known for his baby books including No More Diapers for Ducky!, and the Little Red series of books by Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York.

Praise for : No More Bottles for Bunny! “Complementing this endearing tale are expressive, bright watercolor illustrations...” —School Library Journal

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SERIES:

No More Diapers for Ducky! “[D]estined to find a permanent place in a child’s library.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“…sends a valuable message about children approaching big transitions on their own terms, and the book’s airy design…[is] right on target.” —Booklist No More Pacifier for Piggy! “…the simple text and engaging illustrations will attract the intended audience.” —School Library Journal

NO MORE BOTTLES FOR BUNNY! 978-1-905417-34-6 $12.95 (CAN $16.95) (BOARD BOOK) 978-1-906250-22-5 $6.95 (CAN $7.95) US/CAN

NO MORE DIAPERS FOR DUCKY! 978-1-905417-08-7 $12.95 (CAN $18.95) (BOARD BOOK) 978-1-905417-38-4 $6.95 (CAN $7.95) US/CAN

NO MORE PACIFIER FOR PIGGY! 978-1-905417-89-6 $12.95 (CAN $13.95) US/CAN


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Gorilla’s Story by Harriet Blackford & Manja Stojic This gentle, beautifully told story follows a young gorilla from birth, as he peers out from Mama’s comforting arms, to maturity—when he’s ready to look after and protect his own group of females. Along the way, danger lurks as he learns to live in the African jungle, facing such threats as a hungry leopard and a big, older silverback. With its stunning paintings and simple, engaging text, Gorilla’s Story is a winning, must-have entry in the popular series. An author’s note at the end explains why these intelligent apes are now endangered and encourages young conservationists to become involved. • A follow-up to the critically acclaimed Elephant’s Story and Tiger’s Story

March 2009 $14.95 (CANADA $15.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-906250-26-3 AGES 3 TO 6 32 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 11 1/8 X 10 JUVENILE FICTION/ ANIMALS/APES & MONKEYS CARTON QUANTITY: 20 BOXER BOOKS RIGHTS: US/CAN

• This is a fresh, appealing approach to natural history and conservation for the very young ABOUT THE AUTHOR HARRIET BLACKFORD earned her degree in zoology from the University of London, then began her career there as a lab technician in the zoology department. She is the author of both Tiger’s Story and Elephant’s Story (both Boxer Books, 2007 and 2008, respectively). ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR MANJA STOJIC is a New York Times Best Illustrated Book author. She has illustrated all the previous books in this series .

Praise for : Elephant’s Story: “Lushly painted illustrations…. A good introduction to both elephants and empathy.” —Kirkus Reviews

Tiger’s Story: One of The Washington Post’s Best Books for Young People “…spectacular paintings…[Blackford] keeps the focus firmly on the factual.”

ALSO AVAILABLE BY THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR:

“[Stojic] skillfully conveys the tiger’s stealth and strength, while giving his face a pussycat approachability.” —Publishers Weekly “An inviting lesson in natural history.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

ELEPHANT’S STORY 978-1-905417-75-9 $14.95 (CAN $17.95) US/CAN

TIGER’S STORY 978-1-905417-39-1 $14.95 (CAN $17.95) US/CAN

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Monkey Monkey Monkey Written & illustrated by Cathy MacLennan An explosion of color and pattern, plus a mischievously appealing title character, will make this picture book a children’s favorite—and one they’ll pick up again and again! What does Little Monkey really want? A monkey-monkey nut! So he searches the jungle, high and low and all around. Along the way, he sees new sights, hears new sounds, and makes lots of new friends. But will he get the nut he’s looking for? Follow Monkey on this rollicking rainforest romp to find out! A tender, loving reunion with Mom and Dad makes the perfect end to this rhyming, rhythmic tale. • Cathy MacLennan has a bold, vibrant, and unique art style, full of energy • The fun rhyming text is great for reading aloud

March 2009 $14.95 (CANADA $15.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-906250-30-0 AGES 3 TO 6 32 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 11 1/4 X 10 JUVENILE FICTION/ ANIMALS/APES & MONKEYS CARTON QUANTITY: 30 BOXER BOOKS RIGHTS: US/CAN

• Follow up to Chicky Chicky Chook Chook, shortlisted for the Read it Again! award for outstanding debut children’s picture book ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born in Zimbabwe, CATHY MACLENNAN is inspired by African art and culture. Cathy painted her first picture at the age of six on the outside wall of her family home and now creates murals for private homes and children’s bedrooms. Her first book, Chicky Chicky Chook Chook (Boxer Books, 2007) has been shortlisted for the Read it Again! award for an outstanding debut children’s picture book.

ALSO AVAILABLE BY THE AUTHOR:

CHICKY CHICKY CHOOK CHOOK 978-1-905417-40-7 $12.95 (CAN $16.95) US/CAN

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Korky’s Puppy School Written & illustrated by Cristiano Sorrentino Korky, the irrepressible canine hero of I Love Korky , is back! This time, the mischievous little dog is going to puppy school, where he’ll learn to sit, stand, roll, and jump, and not fight, bite, or chew. And, maybe—if he’s very, very good—he’ll win a prize! Children will welcome this charming tale with its lovable, huggable star and his young owner. • Second book in a successful series • A great read-aloud story for very young children, with adorable illustrations • Will hold special appeal for young pet owners and their parents, and is a great way to teach children how to take care of, and train, their animals

April 2009 $6.95 (CANADA $7.50) BOARD 978-1-906250-36-2 AGES 2 TO 4 26 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 6 6/8 X 6 6/8 JUVENILE FICTION/ ANIMALS/PETS CARTON QUANTITY: 48 BOXER BOOKS RIGHTS: US/CAN

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR CRISTIANO SORRENTINO was born in Naples, Italy, and had a passion for drawing from an early age. Korky was inspired by his family dog Gorkij, who lives with Cristiano’s parents in Naples.

ALSO AVAILABLE BY THE ILLUSTRATOR:

I LOVE KORKY 978-1-905417-81-0 $14.95 (CAN $15.95) US/CAN

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Includes a fully animated DVD

Big Noisy Book of Dinosaurs by Britta Teckentrup Britta Teckentrup goes fabulously prehistoric in her fantastic follow-up to Big Noisy Book of Vehicles . Bright, bold, and bursting with dinosaurs, this large-format volume will entice dino-mad kids with colorful spreads showcasing their favorite creatures: great big ones and tiny little ones, armored ones and crested ones, ones that flew and ones that swam. The fun text is packed with amazing dinosaur facts—including information on why they disappeared and how we found out about them. Adding to the pleasure: an accompanying fully-animated DVD. Easy to navigate, and featuring spectacular sound effects, it can be enjoyed with the book or on its own. • A follow-up to the very successful Big Noisy Book of Vehicles • Great value! Free DVD with a large format hardcover

April 2009 $16.95 (CANADA $18.95) 978-1-906250-42-3 AGES 2 TO 5 40 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 9 7/8 X 12 1/2 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ANIMALS/DINOSAURS & PREHISTORIC CREATURES CARTON QUANTITY: 20 BOXER BOOKS RIGHTS: US/CAN

• Author/artist Britta Teckentrup consistently receives excellent reviews ABOUT THE AUTHOR BRITTA TECKENTRUP studied at St. Martin’s College of Art and at the Royal College of Art in London. She has written and illustrated numerous books, including Big Smelly Bear (Boxer Books, 2007) and How Big Is the World? (Boxer Books, 2007). Her paintings are frequently exhibited in London galleries.

Praise for : Big Noisy Book of Vehicles: “This is one handsome book. Teckentrup creates strikingly graphic spreads from simple, large-scale shapes and expressionistic overlays of texture and color.” —Publishers Weekly

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SERIES:

“This should engender roars of approval.” —Kirkus Reviews

BIG NOISY BOOK OF VEHICLES 978-1-906250-14-0 $16.95 (CAN $18.95) US/CAN


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On Our Way Home by Sebastien Braun This warm and heartfelt picture book celebrates the love between father and child. Together, Daddy Bear and Baby Bear walk through the forest, racing and resting and gazing at wonderful things along the way: golden leaves falling from the trees, the big yellow sun going down, and beautiful stars twinkling overhead. Then, when they arrive home, Daddy tucks his sleepy little bear into bed with a kiss and a cuddle.

May 2009 $14.95 (CANADA $15.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-906250-59-1

• Wonderfully warm, appealing illustrations

AGES 2 TO 5 32 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 9 X 11 1/4 JUVENILE FICTION/ FAMILY/GENERAL

• A great book for Father’s Day

CARTON QUANTITY: 20

• The ideal bedtime story

BOXER BOOKS RIGHTS: US/CAN

With its gentle, simple text and lovely art, On Our Way Home is the perfect bedtime story.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR SEBASTIEN BRAUN studied fine arts in Strasbourg, France. His first two books, I Love My Mommy and I Love My Daddy were huge international successes. Since then, Sebastien has gone on to create several more books for children.

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Go! Go! Go! More Than 70 Flaps to Uncover & Discover! by Roxie Munro Up, away, and off they go! The great Roxie Munro has crafted one of the most elaborate, entertaining novelty books ever. Lift the flaps to see firefighters slide down the pole and pull out equipment; then turn the page to watch them battling a blaze. Or gaze as balloons fly high in the sky, a submersible plunges into the deep, and race cars zoom around the track. Every page has lots of flaps to play with and plenty of colorful action captured in Munro’s lively style. Two huge fold-outs add extra fun! • Created by acclaimed artist Roxie Munro • Features more than 70 flaps, so there are many surprises for kids to find • The art is filled with details that will fascinate children for hours on end

March 2009 $15.95 (CANADA $17.95) HARD 978-1-4027-3773-2 AGES 4 TO 8 24 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 11 X 8 1/2 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ TRANSPORTATION/GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 12 STERLING RIGHTS: W AUTHOR’S HOME: NEW YORK, NY

ABOUT THE AUTHOR ROXIE MUNRO has illustrated nearly 30 books, including The Inside-Outside Book of New York City , which received a New York Times Best Illustrated Award. Fourteen of her pieces have become covers of The New Yorker , and her oils, watercolors, prints, and drawings have been exhibited in galleries and museums, including the Carnegie-Mellon, Chicago Art Institute, and The Victoria and Albert Museum.

Praise for : Mazeways: One of the Best Books of the Year, 2008—Bank Street College of Education “This colorful, large-format book offers hours of fun.” —Booklist

ALSO AVAILABLE BY THE AUTHOR:

“Munro offers challenges galore.” —Kirkus Reviews “Munro has drawn a wide variety of appealing, alphabetically arranged mazes filled with colorful details that will absorb young readers.” —School Library Journal

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NEW EDITION

Amazement Park 12 Wild Mazes by Roxie Munro Kids will take a wild and wonderful ride in Roxie Munro’s super aMAZEment park, where each attraction is an eyepopping maze that connects to another on the next page. Go from an Enchanted Castle to Dinosaur Daze, from the Magic Garden to Pirates’ Cove. Munro offers children two ways to enjoy their visit: they can travel on the easier Toot-Toot Train or choose the harder, but even more entertaining maze journey. To make things even more delightfully challenging, every spread features a man with three balloons, an ice-cream stand, and students on a class trip that eagle-eyed young solvers can search for. • Backlist favorite in a gorgeous new edition • An award-winning author/artist who consistently receives stellar reviews

May 2009 $14.95 (CANADA $15.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-4027-6526-1 AGES 7 AND UP 40 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 11 X 11 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ GAMES & ACTIVITIES/ GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 24 STERLING RIGHTS: W

• These visually stunning, complex mazes make great art in and of themselves

AUTHOR’S HOME: NEW YORK, NY

• Combines maze-solving with hidden details to search for on every page

Previous Edition: Amazement Park

Praise for : Amazement Park “Intricate illustrations beguile the eye with their exquisite attention to detail...many hours of interactive enjoyment.” —Kirkus Reviews “Like her popular Mazescapes, [this book] has appeal for many kids who shy away from ‘regular’ reading.” —The Washington Post

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Kiki’s Blankie Written & illustrated by Janie Bynum Meet super KIki!

April 2009

With her adored polka-dot blankie in hand, Kiki can do and be anything she wants. In a flash, it transforms her into a cowgirl, a pirate, even a superhero with a cape! So when the blankie blows away, Kiki will do anything to get it back…even face a very scary crocodile.

$14.95 (CANADA $15.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-4027-5910-9

Janie Bynum’s irresistible heroine proves that love makes us brave and strong—even when we don’t have our special blanket to protect us! • The appealing package includes a jacket and a cloth case printed to look just like Kiki’s blue, polka-dotted blankie

AGES 3 AND UP 32 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 9X9 JUVENILE FICTION/ ANIMALS/APES & MONKEYS CARTON QUANTITY: 22

• Expressive, adorable art from a critically-acclaimed illustrator

STERLING RIGHTS: W

• The story encourages toddlers to use their creativity and imagination

AUTHOR’S HOME: DALLAS, TX

A selection of the Children’s Book of the Month Club .

Marketing • National publicity

Praise for : Janie Bynum: “As fresh as a summer breeze…Bynum’s book is a surefire crowd pleaser.” —Parents’ Choice (for Altoona Baboona)

“...the exacting, childlike tone hits the mark, and the watercolor cartoons are uniformly expressive.” —Publishers Weekly (for Otis) “…charming watercolor-and-pastel illustrations of the two creatures going about their daily routines portray each personality beautifully….” —School Library Review (for Nutmeg & Barley)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR JANIE BYNUM’s first children’s book was Altoona Baboona (Harcourt Children’s Books, 1999), and since then, she has written and illustrated several more, including the delightful Otis (Harcourt Children’s Books, 2000) , a Junior Library Guild Selection. In addition to her work in children’s literature, Ms. Bynum owns and operates a corporate graphic design studio. Visit Janie Bynum online at www.janiebynum.com.


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Crocodaddy by Kim Norman, illustrated by David Walker Celebrate the imagination—and the love between father and son—with a fun, rhyming, and totally original picture book. On a hot summer’s day, a young boy playfully sets out on a “crocodaddy hunt” in the lake. Following the creature’s shadow, dark and wet, he’s soon taking a wild ride on the grinning croc’s back. And when they leave the water, something wonderful happens: Crocodaddy transforms into…just DADDY. Bright, energetic illustrations (complete with wily crocodiles on Dad’s swim trunks) highlight the story’s humor and warmth. • A great Father’s Day story

May 2009 $14.95 (CANADA $15.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-4027-4460-0 AGES 4 TO 7 32 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 10 X 10 JUVENILE FICTION/GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 22

• The rhyming text makes a terrific read-aloud • David Walker’s art captures the magic of a child’s unfettered imagination A selection of the Children’s Book of the Month Club.

STERLING RIGHTS: W AUTHOR’S HOME: SMITHFIELD, VA ILLUSTRATOR’S HOME: CHAPEL HILL, NC

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marketing

KIM NORMAN has over 25 years’ experience as a singer, dancer, storyteller, and comedic actress. She co-produced The Eyewitness Radio Show , a touring children’s production for which she wrote original songs, poems, and stories. As an instructor for Skipping Stones Creative Drama Workshops, Kim spends several weeks each summer teaching children how to develop their dramatic skills. Her first picture book was Jack of All Tails (Dutton, 2007), and her poem “Mirror O’er the Sink” appeared in Rolling in the Aisles (Meadowbrook, 2004), an anthology that also includes the verses of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky.

• Targeted publicity for Father’s Day promotion

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR DAVID WALKER worked for Hallmark Cards as an art director. He now has his own studio in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he does freelance illustration. His books include Little Monkey Says Good Night (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2003), text by Ann Whitford Paul, and Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! (Harry N. Abrams, 2005), text by Susan Meyers, which received a Booklist starred review.

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THE CLASSIC FAIRY TALE COLLECTION

The Twelve Dancing Princesses Retold by John Cech, illustrated by Lucy Corvino Welcome the newest addition to John Cech’s widely-praised Classic Fairy Tale Collection. Every day, twelve princesses mysteriously wear out twelve new pairs of shoes—and neither the king, nor a series of hopeful suitors, can figure out how. Then a simple soldier, with a little magic on his side, gives it a try. Will he succeed where others have failed? Lucy Corvino’s illustrations capture the princesses’ graceful dancing world. • Previous books in the series have received strong reviews • Art by Society of Illustrators Certificate of Merit Award-winner Lucy Corvino

May 2009 $14.95 (CANADA $15.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-4027-4435-8 AGES 4 TO 7 24 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 JUVENILE FICTION/ FAIRY TALES & FOLKLORE/ GENERAL

• Contains a unique historical note about the evolution of the story

CARTON QUANTITY: 40

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

STERLING RIGHTS: W

JOHN CECH writes plays, poetry, and fiction for both children and adults, and is a Professor of English at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is also the Director of the Center for Children’s Literature and Culture and served as a judge for The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year, as well as the Boston Globe/Horn Book Awards; was President of the Children’s Literature Association; and won the Chandler Award of Merit for his work in Children’s Literature. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR LUCY CORVINO’s books for Sterling include several Classic Starts™ titles, Poetry for Young People: Robert Louis Stevenson (2000), and A Father’s Song (2006).

AUTHOR’S HOME: GAINESVILLE, FL ILLUSTRATOR’S HOME: NUTLEY, NJ


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THE CLASSIC FAIRY TALE COLLECTION ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SERIES:

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER 978-1-4027-3067-2 $14.95 (CAN $19.95) W

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK 978-1-4027-3064-1 $14.95 (CAN $15.95) W

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA 978-1-4027-3065-8 $14.95 (CAN $17.95) W

RUMPELSTILTSKIN 978-1-4027-3066-5 $14.95 (CAN $15.95)

Praise for other Classic Fairy Tales, retold by John Cech: THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER, illustrated by Kirill Chelushkin: “[A] strikingly illustrated and well-written retelling.” —School Library Journal “This artistically accomplished, imaginative version is recommended.” —Booklist JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, illustrated by Robert Mackenzie: “Because the bones of this classic tale are right, Cech’s enhancements feel right, too.” —School Library Journal THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, illustrated by Bernhard Oberdieck “Cech’s fluid text sparkles in this well-crafted retelling…Children will enjoy this delightful rendition of an old favorite.” —School Library Journal

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… o t t n a w l l i w Kids What makes these amazing board books stand out? Their unique and very touchable die-cuts! Each one invites preschoolers to participate, teaching basic concepts through short, simple, and catchy rhyming text. Irresistibly adorable illustrations feature cute animals and appealing shapes.

Look & See: Amazing Animals! Travel round the world with a little dormouse and meet an array of amazing animals—pandas, monkeys, and a whole menagerie of cool creatures!

February 2009 $6.95 (CANADA $7.50) BOARD 978-1-4027-5830-0 AGES 4 TO 6 24 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/4 X 7 1/2 JUVENILE FICTION/ CONCEPTS/GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 28 STERLING RIGHTS: WENG

Look & See: A Circus of Colors! “Come on, boys and girls, this show is for YOU!” A circus has come to town to teach colors. A good time will be had by all!

February 2009 $6.95 (CANADA $7.50) BOARD 978-1-4027-5829-4 AGES 4 TO 6 24 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/4 X 7 1/2 JUVENILE FICTION/ CONCEPTS/GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 28 STERLING RIGHTS: WENG


BOARD BOOKS & PRESCHOOL

Look

, See, and Touch!

• Look & See books have had worldwide success for more than 30 years, selling in 37 countries across the globe • The cleverly designed die-cuts distinguish these books from others in the market, as well as encourage a more interactive reading experience • They’re fun to play with!

Look & See: The Curious Cat Cat is very curious. So when she sees the die-cut hole on each page, she asks, “What’s this?” and “What’s that?” It seems curiosity TEACHES the cat!

February 2009 $6.95 (CANADA $7.50) BOARD 978-1-4027-5832-4 AGES 4 TO 6 24 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/4 X 7 1/2 JUVENILE FICTION/ CONCEPTS/GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 28 STERLING RIGHTS: WENG

Look & See: The Green Caterpillar Caterpillar wants a snack. But what should he eat? With the help of a smart frog, Caterpillar finds what he needs…and makes a beautiful transformation.

February 2009 $6.95 (CANADA $7.50) BOARD 978-1-4027-5831-7 AGES 4 TO 6 24 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/4 X 7 1/2 JUVENILE FICTION/ CONCEPTS/GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 28 STERLING RIGHTS: WENG

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SERIES: “From the large wheels of the steam engine on the cover to the little wheels of the trolley on the final page, this is a playful, engaging choice for young children.” —Booklist, for Look and See: Wheels on the Go! LOOK & SEE: WHEELS ON THE GO! 978-1-4027-5826-3 $6.95 (CAN $7.50) WENG

LOOK & SEE: WHAT AM I? 978-1-4027-5828-7 $6.95 (CAN $7.50) WENG

LOOK & SEE: WHAT DO I EAT? 978-1-4027-5827-0 $6.95 (CAN $7.50) WENG

LOOK & SEE: LET’S COUNT! 978-1-4027-5825-6 $6.95 (CAN $7.50) WENG

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NEW FORMAT

Chicky Chicky Chook Chook by Cathy MacLennan What a great read-aloud, sing-aloud, shout-aloud board book this is, with its fun-to-imitate animal sounds and rhythmic rhyme. Watch as bright yellow chicks, golden bees, and striped kitty cats play in the warm sunshine, clucking and buzzing and skitty-scatting. Then they rest, snoozy-woozy. But what is this? The pitter-patter of raindrops and the crash, bang, wallop of a storm—how will they get dry? Soon the sun and sweet breezes come out again. With wonderfully textured art as well as a sleepytime ending, children will want to read this again and again. • New chunky board book edition of a popular title • Touch-and-feel fluffy chicks on cover • Rhythmic, read-aloud text

Praise for : Chicky Chicky Chook Chook “…a unique, eye-catching experience. This creative book is as much fun to read aloud as it is to look at.” —School Library Journal

Touchand-feel fluffy chicks on the cover! February 2009 $6.95 (CANADA $7.50) BOARD 978-1-906250-55-3 AGES UP TO 3 26 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 6 5/8 X 4 3/4 JUVENILE FICTION/ ANIMALS/GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 60 BOXER BOOKS RIGHTS: US/CAN

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BOARD BOOKS & PRESCHOOL

A Children’s Treasury of Mother Goose Illustrations by Linda Bleck Welcome Mother Goose to the popular Children’s Treasury series. Here are the playful, rhythmic verses children have loved and listened to for generations—from “I Saw a Ship A-Sailing” to “Simple Simon.”

March 2009

This gift edition, with charming illustrations by Linda Bleck, belongs on every child’s bookshelf.

$12.95 (CANADA $13.95) BOARD 978-1-4027-4499-0

Includes: ✧ The Crooked Sixpence ✧ To Market ✧ The Clever Hen ✧ The Little Girl with a Curl

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Wee Willie Winkie For Want of a Nail Going to St. Ives The Lion and the Unicorn

✧Pussy-Cat and Queen ✧The Grand Old Duke of York and more!

AGES 2 TO 5 24 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 9X9 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ POETRY/GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 20 STERLING RIGHTS: W ILLUSTRATOR’S HOME: MEQUON, WI

• The series has sold more than 80,000 copies • Attractive packaging features a flocked and stamped spine and embossed interiors • Part of a very collectible series: parents and children will want every one ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Artist LINDA BLECK received her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois in ChampaignUrbana. Her children’s books include Sterling’s previous five Treasury titles ( Lullabies , Nursery Rhymes , Poems , Prayers , and Songs ), as well as City Kid, Suburb Kid (Sterling, 2008).

Praise for : A Children’s Treasury of Prayers: “This sturdy book features selections from several religions…all the prayers here are at a level young children can understand.”

ALSO AVAILABLE BY THE ILLUSTRATOR:

—Booklist CHILDREN’S TREASURY OF LULLABIES 978-1-4027-2979-9 $12.95 (CAN $16.95) W

CHILDREN’S TREASURY OF NURSERY RHYMES 978-1-4027-2980-5 $12.95 (CAN $13.95) W

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FICTION & LITERATURE

FOLKTALES OF THE WORLD “Few can charm an audience with the magic of Irish storytelling like Batt Burns.” —Sarah Borders, professor of children’s literature, Appalachian State University

The King with Horse’s Ears and Other Irish Folktales Retold by Batt Burns, illustrated by Igor Oleynikov Storytelling is one of Ireland’s oldest and grandest traditions, and these vivid tales of far-off days will introduce young readers to the country’s irresistible folklore. Here are brave warriors with superhuman skills, monster dogs with blazing eyes, fairy folk and leprechauns, and the magical land of Tir na nÓg . Author Batt Burns grew up with these beloved characters and legends, and he captures all their enchanting language and flights of fancy. Exquisite art by Igor Oleynikov enhances every tale. Contents include: ✧ A Clever Leprechaun ✧ The Greedy Barber ✧ And many more! ✧ Back from the Fairies ✧ Paying the Rent

February 2009 $14.95 (CANADA $15.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-4027-3772-5 AGES 8 TO 12 96 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 X 10 JUVENILE FICTION/ FAIRY TALES & FOLKLORE/ COUNTRY & ETHNIC CARTON QUANTITY: 24

• Timed for St. Patrick’s Day Promotions

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• Beautiful, specially-commissioned illustrations from an award-winning artist

AUTHOR’S HOME: BLUFFTON, SC

• Superbly written by an author steeped in the Irish storytelling tradition • Fourteen diverse tales, ranging from the mythic to the modern • Includes a glossary, pronunciation guide, and list of sources ABOUT THE AUTHOR

As a young boy in the Kerry Hills of Ireland, BATT BURNS was surrounded by storytellers called seanachie , and also spent many wonderful hours listening to his storytelling grandfather. During his early years as an elementary school principal, Batt put a particular emphasis on folklore and storytelling in the curriculum—and it was winning the All Ireland Teachers’ Talent Competition in 1983 that started him on the road to his second career as a performer. He has since appeared at all the major storytelling festivals including the National Festival at Jonesborough, Tennessee, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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IGOR OLEYNIKOV has won several awards for his animated films. His books have been published internationally, including The Branches and the Roots (Grimm Press, 2002), Prokofieva: The Adventures of a Small Yellow Brief-case, (AST, 2000), and an illustrated version of Tolkien’s The Hobbit (AST, 2000).

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Timeless stories…expert retellings More than 2 million copies sold! • The stories are carefully abridged and expertly retold; every author treats these beloved tales (and the children who read them) with respect • A bestselling series with proven sales • Features the classic titles all parents want their children to read • Attractive spot art throughout makes the stories appealing to reluctant readers • Includes book club questions and an afterword for parents and teachers by noted educator Arthur Pober, Ed.D. Praise for : CLASSIC STARTS™: “The books have won the praise of a number of educators. Peggy Charren, a visiting scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, an advocate for higher-quality children’s media, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, said she has read several…[and states] ‘they’re terrific.’” —The Wall Street Journal “Enliven[s] timeless tales…Illustrated with nicely appointed black-and-white spot art…Where abridgements are useful in introducing literature to grade-schoolers not equipped to handle the real thing, books in this series will fill the bill.” —Booklist “Large print, short chapters, and an abundance of white space provide an attractive, more-accessible option for readers who are not ready to handle the originals…entertaining.” —School Library Journal “Even those who dislike adaptations will find much to admire in this retelling…This nicely realized adaptation manages to retain the flavor of the original without the old-fashioned style or expression. Quality is retained…Pen-and-ink illustrations help interpret the action. A series of thought-provoking questions are appended.” —School Library Journal (for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer)

“[Uses] words…children are able to read and comprehend.” —Associated Press Newswire

“Simplifies Defoe’s famous survival adventure story, reworking the…prose into a relaxed, chatty style with short sentences that will be accessible to a gradeschool audience.” —Booklist (for Robinson Crusoe)


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Classic Starts™: Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass Retold from the Lewis Carroll originals Nothing’s more magical than going down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass with Alice. There, in worlds unlike any other ever created, conventional logic is turned upside down and wrongway round to enchanting effect. Children will love reading Carroll’s many humorous nonsense verses and meeting such unforgettable characters as the Mad Hatter, the Knave of Hearts who steals some tarts, and the grinning Cheshire Cat (in Alice in Wonderland ) and Tweedledee, Tweedledum, Humpty Dumpty, and the Jabberwock (in Through the Looking Glass).

Classic Starts™: Anne of Avonlea Retold from the Lucy Maud Montgomery original Now every child can celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s ever-popular story! First introduced in Anne of Green Gables as a young orphan, Montgomery’s feisty and imaginative heroine is now 16 years old and embarking on a new adventure: becoming a teacher in her old Avonlea school. It’s an exciting year as Anne struggles to win over all her students, welcomes two new members to her family, and feels the first stirrings of love.

March 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.95) HARD 978-1-4027-5422-7 AGES 7 TO 9 160 PAGES (10 B/W ILLUS.) 5 3/8 X 7 1/2 JUVENILE FICTION/CLASSICS CARTON QUANTITY: 48 STERLING RIGHTS: W

March 2009

100th Anniversary of Anne of Avonlea

$5.95 (CANADA $6.95) HARD 978-1-4027-5424-1 AGES 7 TO 9 160 PAGES (10 B/W ILLUS.) 5 3/8 X 7 1/2 JUVENILE FICTION/CLASSICS CARTON QUANTITY: 48 STERLING RIGHTS: WEX*

Classic Starts™: Five Little Peppers and How They Grew Retold from the Margaret Sidney original “To help mother”: that was the goal of each and every one of the five Pepper children. Yet even as “Mamsie” struggles hard to feed and educate her brood, she still manages to fill the house with joy. The adventures of this poor but loving family—Ben, Polly, Joel, Davie, and the adored youngest, Phronsie—have charmed young readers for more than a century. Overflowing with warmth, suspense, and many delightful surprises, this classic remains as compelling as ever.

March 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.95) HARD 978-1-4027-5420-3 AGES 7 TO 9 160 PAGES (10 B/W ILLUS.) 5 3/8 X 7 1/2 JUVENILE FICTION/CLASSICS CARTON QUANTITY: 48 STERLING RIGHTS: W

Classic Starts™: Little Men Retold from the Louisa May Alcott original This sparkling sequel to the beloved Little Women follows the grown-up and married Jo, mistress of Plumfield, a school for boys (and a few girls, too). The fun begins with a new arrival, Nat Blake; it is through his eyes that we first meet Plumfield’s lively residents and experience the cheerful confusion that reigns in the welcoming home. Fans of the first book will happily greet these wonderful characters…and renew their acquaintance with such old favorites as Laurie and Meg.

March 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.95) HARD 978-1-4027-5423-4 AGES 7 TO 9 160 PAGES (10 B/W ILLUS.) 5 3/8 X 7 1/2 JUVENILE FICTION/CLASSICS CARTON QUANTITY: 48 STERLING RIGHTS: W

Classic Starts™: Peter Pan Retold from the J. M. Barrie original “All children grow up. All except one.” That special child is Peter Pan, and since making his debut on the stage in 1904, this eternal youth has carried boys and girls off to magical, marvelous Neverland. It’s a trip that all kids want to make, and with this easy-to-read version of the classic, everyone can fly “second to the right, and straight on till morning” with Peter. Along with Wendy, John, and Michael Darling, they’ll meet the fairy Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, and the menacing Captain Hook.

March 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.95) HARD 978-1-4027-5421-0 AGES 7 TO 9 160 PAGES (10 B/W ILLUS.) 5 3/8 X 7 1/2 JUVENILE FICTION/CLASSICS CARTON QUANTITY: 48 STERLING RIGHTS: WEX UK


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Meet Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey, fifth-grade super-sleuths and science whizzes. The two best friends solve mysteries in their home lab—analyzing the evidence, developing a hypothesis, and testing out their theory. Best of all for budding CSI investigators, the real science behind every solution is expertly explained, and every book in the series includes fun activities and experiments to try—including “green” ideas for saving the earth.

NEW EDITION

The Case of the Gasping Garbage by Michele Torrey, illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman Doyle and Fossey are on a mission—a monster mission! It seems there’s a giant bloodsucking monster gasping and gurgling in their friend Gabby’s garbage can. Can they figure out what’s up before the creature gobbles Gabby for lunch? This and four more cool cases will have kids checking out the clues—and learning great science too, including facts about the life cycle of a frog and chromatography.

June 2009 $6.95 (CANADA $7.50) PAPER WITH FLAPS 978-1-4027-4960-5

“Move over Encyclopedia Brown, here come Doyle and Fossey, science detectives.” —Children’s Literature

AGES 9 TO 12 96 PAGES (B/W ILLUS. THROUGHOUT) 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 JUVENILE FICTION/ MYSTERIES & DETECTIVE STORIES

“Kids will enjoy reading about these young scientists who sometimes outsmart adults.” —School Library Journal

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Praise for : The Case of the Gasping Garbage:

“Tongue firmly in cheek, Torrey bases the four problems and their solutions on basic, well-articulated scientific principles and techniques, reinforced by several related experiments or activities at the end to keep fans of this hardboiled series opener busy as they pine for the next installment.” —Booklist ABOUT THE AUTHOR MICHELE TORREY holds a degree in microbiology and immunology. In addition to the Doyle and Fossey mysteries she has written the critically-acclaimed Voyage of Midnight (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2006), To the Edge of the World (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2003), and many others books for young people. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR BARBARA JOHANSEN NEWMAN was a puppeteer and doll maker before becoming a full-time illustrator. She both wrote and illustrated Sterling’s critically praised Tex & Sugar (2007). School Library Journal noted that her “Rich, vibrant illustrations, like an explosion of color, capture the sights of the city, while meticulous detail depicts the all-animal cast and a wide range of expressions.” Her work has been featured in national magazines, newspapers, calendars, cards, and more than a dozen books for children.

AUTHOR’S HOME: SOUTH BEND, WA ILLUSTRATOR’S HOME: NEEDHAM, MA

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• The series received excellent reviews in hardcover • A unique combination of science facts and entertaining storytelling • Author Michele Torrey is a microbiologist and critically-acclaimed author, so she understands science and how to explain it to kids • Appealing cartoon-style drawings add to the fun

NEW EDITION

The Case of the Mossy Lake Monster by Michele Torrey, illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman Is there a creepy creature lurking in Mossy Lake? Is an evil plot stirring? Is something shocking happening to Caitlin’s cat Zappy—and can he be de-zapped? Would-be scientists and detectives will want to slip into their lab coats, dust off their test tubes, and get on the case with Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey. Hint: to find the answers, kids will have to use such scientific principles as buoyancy and static electricity.

Praise for : The Case of the Mossy Lake Monster: “Torrey, a microbiologist as well as a talented writer, skillfully injects the scientific method and principles into each case, and an appendix offers humorously written experiments and activities that relate to each case.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Torrey introduces basic scientific principles like electrons, protons, neutrons, and hypotheses at a level that doesn’t intimidate children.” —The Seattle Press “The book is a fast, easy read and fun way to learn about some everyday scientific principles.” —Booklist

Upcoming in the series for Fall 2009: Doyle & Fossey Book 3: The Case of the Graveyard Ghost Doyle & Fossey Book 4: The Case of the Barfy Birthday

June 2009 $6.95 (CANADA $7.50) PAPER WITH FLAPS 978-1-4027-4962-9 AGES 9 TO 12 96 PAGES (B/W ILLUS. THROUGHOUT) 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 JUVENILE FICTION/ MYSTERIES & DETECTIVE STORIES STERLING RIGHTS: W

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tell the stories of great WOMEN IN HISTORY! • Since Sterling Biographies ® launched in Spring 2007, the series has sold over 100,000 copies • Unlike many comparable series, these books tackle complex topics while still maintaining an appropriate reading level for ages 10 and up

Marketing Targeted publicity efforts for Women’s History Month March 2009

• Beautifully designed, with archival photos, original maps and illustrations, plus sidebars, timelines, source notes, and glossary definitions to enhance understanding • Focuses on historical figures and themes that will resonate with both educators and children— and they’re ideal as ancillary curriculum reading for middle-grade report writing

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Sterling Biographies®

Franklin Roosevelt: A National Hero and Eleanor Roosevelt: A Courageous Spirit: “Attractive…The clear, concise texts follow a logical time line, and many interesting sidebars and photos are included…useful for reports as well as for leisure reading.” —School Library Journal John F. Kennedy: Voice of Hope and Thomas Jefferson: Architect of Freedom: “Attractive, readable biographies…The authors include many anecdotes that will hold readers’ attention and help them understand each individual’s personality and character.” —School Library Journal Thomas A. Edison: The Man Who Lit Up the World: “[Gives] readers an excellent picture of why this man became so famous.” —School Library Journal Thomas Jefferson: Architect of Freedom “The appealing format and rich assortment of color illustrations will draw students.” —Booklist Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedom, Malcolm X: A Revolutionary Voice for African Americans, and Frederick Douglass: Rising Up from Slavery: “These are balanced portrayals of real people and the controversies surrounding them...colorful and attractively designed.” —School Library Journal

Upcoming in the Sterling Biographies® series: Fall 2009: Native Americans Will publish in November for Native American Heritage Month

Spring 2010: Sports Heroes Will publish in April for the start of baseball season


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Sterling Biographies®: Amelia Earhart A Life in Flight by Victoria Garrett Jones

February 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-5157-8 CARTON QUANTITY: 40

Knowing the risks, but taking the chance anyway—that was the internal compass that guided Amelia Earhart. This fascinating biography captures: • Amelia’s impressive sense of daring, evident from a very young age • Her eagerness to promote women’s abilities • Her many firsts—including becoming the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic • Her sudden and mysterious disappearance over the Pacific, unsolved to this day Children will love discovering how Earhart finally found her wings and began her life of adventure in the skies.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

$12.95 (CANADA $13.95) HARD 978-1-4027-6538-4 CARTON QUANTITY: 20 AGES 10 AND UP 128 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 5 1/2 X 7 1/2 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY/WOMEN STERLING RIGHTS: WEX* AUTHOR’S HOME: ROCK HALL, MD

VICTORIA GARRETT JONES is a freelance writer and former National Geographic Society researcher. This is her seventh publication for Sterling, including two in the Sterling Biographies® series.

Sterling Biographies®: Anne Frank Hidden Hope by Rita Thievon Mullin “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart…” Born in the shadow of war, and forced into hiding for more than two years, Anne Frank could still fill her beloved diary with heart and hope. This insightful biography:

February 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-5148-6 CARTON QUANTITY: 40 $12.95 (CANADA $13.95) HARD 978-1-4027-6539-1 CARTON QUANTITY: 20

• Will enrich the experience of reading Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, which remains one of the most read and taught books for young people • Provides additional information about her family, childhood, and fate • Features quotes from people who knew and cared for her • Gives historical background on World War II

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RITA THIEVON MULLIN is the author of Thomas Jefferson: Architect of Freedom and Harry Houdini: Death-Defying Showman, both in the Sterling Biographies ® series, as well as Animalogy and Who’s for Dinner ? When not writing children’s books, she works in program development for a television network.

Sterling Biographies®: Cleopatra Egypt’s Last and Greatest Queen by Susan Blackaby

AUTHOR’S HOME: ALEXANDRIA, VA

February 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-5710-5 CARTON QUANTITY: 40

At once daring, clever, smart, rich, determined, and rash, Cleopatra is one of history’s most fascinating figures. Here, children will find out all about:

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• The Ptolemy Dynasty into which she was born, its traditions and infighting • The role of women in ancient Egypt • How she ascended to, and maintained her place on, the throne • Her relationships with both Caesar and Mark Antony and the political repercussions of these affairs within the Roman Empire and Egypt • Her death in Alexandria • And much more, all beautifully illustrated

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AUTHOR’S HOME: PORTLAND, OR

SUSAN BLACKABY earned a degree in Western Civilization from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has worked in educational publishing for over 25 years and has written dozens of fiction and nonfiction titles. Publishers Weekly called her first picture book, Rembrandt’s Hat (Houghton Mifflin, 2002), “satisfyingly spontaneous and quirky.”

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Sterling Biographies®: Helen Keller Courage in Darkness by Emma Carlson Berne

February 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-5147-9 CARTON QUANTITY: 40

Helen Keller lived in darkness and silence, but she dazzled the world with her accomplishments. Her powerful story lives in this remarkable biography by Emma Carlson Berne. Find out about: • The illness that destroyed young Helen’s sight and hearing • Her explosive first meeting with her teacher Annie Sullivan • Her struggle to become the first blind/deaf student ever awarded a degree from prestigious Radcliffe College • The romance that almost led to marriage • Her life as writer, lecturer, and world traveler

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

$12.95 (CANADA $13.95) HARD 978-1-4027-6541-4 CARTON QUANTITY: 20 AGES 10 AND UP 128 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 5 1/2 X 7 1/2 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY/WOMEN STERLING RIGHTS: WEX* AUTHOR’S HOME: MILFORD, OH

EMMA CARLSON BERNE has written and edited over two dozen books for children and young adults, including biographies of William Shakespeare, Sacagawea, Frida Kahlo, and Christopher Columbus.

Sterling Biographies®: Joan of Arc Heavenly Warrior by Tabatha Yeatts

February 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-5662-7 CARTON QUANTITY: 40

“Although France would be lost by a woman, a maiden would save it.” — French prophecy during the 1400s. Joan of Arc was that maiden, and her courage, dedication, eloquence, and martyrdom make her an enduring inspiration. Acclaimed author Tabatha Yeatts depicts Saint Joan’s remarkable story. • Ride with the young warrior into battle after battle, and see how she helped a king win his rightful crown • Follow her unjust trial for heresy • Find out about her terror-filled final days—and how, finally, her reputation was gloriously, posthumously restored

ABOUT THE AUTHOR TABATHA YEATTS’ award-winning books include Forensics: Solving the Crime (Oliver Press, Incorporated, 2001), named to the Center for Children’s Books List of Best Books of 2001; and The Holocaust Survivors (Enslow Publishers, 1998), chosen as a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 1999.

Sterling Biographies®: Marie Curie Mother of Modern Physics by Janice Borzendowski

$12.95 (CANADA $13.95) HARD 978-1-4027-6542-1 CARTON QUANTITY: 20 AGES 10 AND UP 128 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 5 1/2 X 7 1/2 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY/WOMEN STERLING RIGHTS: WEX* AUTHOR’S HOME: ROCKVILLE, MD

February 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-5318-3 CARTON QUANTITY: 40

Marie Curie triumphed over political tyranny, poverty, gender bias, personal tragedy, and scandal. Through her discovery of radium, she changed not only science but the course of the world. Janice Borzendowski tells Madame Curie’s remarkable story, exploring: • Marie’s many firsts, including becoming the first woman awarded a Ph.D. in physics and the first woman to win a Nobel Prize • The difficulties she had establishing herself in Parisian scientific circles, both as a woman and a foreigner • The tragic consequences of not understanding the dangers of the radioactive materials she was researching

ABOUT THE AUTHOR JANICE BORZENDOWSKI’s previous books include John Russwurm, a biography in the series Black Americans of Achievement (Chelsea House Publishers,1989), and Caring for Your Aging Dog and Caring for Your Aging Cat (both Sterling, 2006).

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“[T]his format…brings to life the struggles and triumphs of blacks in America… the Lairds have packed an epic quantity of information into this engaging, well-written volume.”—Entertainment Weekly

Promote during

Black History Month

NEW EDITION

Still I Rise A Graphic History of African Americans by Roland Laird with Taneshia Nash Laird, illustrations by Elihu “Adofo” Bey, foreword by Charles Johnson Still I Rise is a critically acclaimed work with an impressive scope: the entire history of Black America, told in an accessible graphic-novel form. Updated from its original version—which ended with the Million Man March—it now extends from the early days of colonial slavery right through to Barack Obama’s groundbreaking presidential campaign. Compared by many to Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Still I Rise is a breathtaking achievement that celebrates the collective African-American memory, imagination, and spirit.

February 2009 $14.95 (CANADA $15.95) PAPER WITH FLAPS 978-1-4027-6226-0 AGES 12 AND UP 240 PAGES (B/W ILLUS. THROUGHOUT) 6 1/8 X 9 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ PEOPLE & PLACES/UNITED STATES/AFRICAN-AMERICAN CARTON QUANTITY: 24

• Features a bold new cover design and 16 new pages that include President-Elect Barack Obama's victory

STERLING RIGHTS: US/CAN

• On sale for Black History Month

Marketing

• Has been embraced by colleges and schools throughout the country

• Features and reviews in African American and general interest magazines

• Contains a foreword by National Book Award winner—and cartoonist—Charles Johnson (Middle Passage)

• Coverage in newspapers nationwide

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

• Online publicity campaign and blog outreach

Noted African-American entrepreneur ROLAND LAIRD is co-founder of Posro Media, a Trenton, NJ–based company that produced the comic book series MC Squared: A Man With a Serious Game Plan and the syndicated comic strip The Griots.

• Local events and interviews out of Trenton, NJ, and Atlanta, GA

• The first edition received excellent reviews

TANESHIA NASH LAIRD, co-founder of Posro Media, is a recognized urban revitalization expert. In 2006, The Network Journal magazine honored her as one of “Forty Under 40” for her achievements in business and outstanding community service. Two years later, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine appointed Nash Laird to the Urban Enterprise Zone Authority. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR ELIHU “ADOFO” BEY is a freelance commercial and comic-book artist based in Atlanta. In addition to drawing The Griots strip and the debut issue of MC Squared, Bey has illustrated album covers and CD booklets for top-selling recording artists.

• Promotions to tie in with Black History Month

Previous Edition: STILL I RISE (W.W. NORTON) 0-393-31751-X $15.95 (CAN $19.99) P


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Coming Fall 2009! Mysteries Unwrapped ™: Medical Marvels

Mysteries Unwrapped™: Lost Civilizations Written by Sharon Linnéa & illustrated by Josh Cochran Suspenseful, intriguing, simply irresistible: since its debut just a year ago, Mysteries Unwrapped ™ has captivated kids. Even reluctant readers love the appealing, high-interest topics and cool “secret file” design that they just have to open. The newest entry to the series introduces children to some of the world’s most fascinating, but now longgone, civilizations: ✧ Find out about Ur—a thriving ancient city that disappeared under sand ✧ Learn about the Maya and the lengths they went to to appease the gods ✧ Puzzle out the clues to the legendary lost city of Atlantis ✧ Read the graffiti written on the walls of Pompeii before Vesuvius erupted—and preserved intact • Part of a well-reviewed series

May 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-3984-2 AGES 8 TO 12 96 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 5 1/2 X 7 1/2 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ HISTORY/GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 60 STERLING RIGHTS: WEX*

• Unique, attention-grabbing package • Ideal for reluctant readers

Praise for : Mysteries Unwrapped™: Mutants & Monsters: “Quick, lively descriptions and sightings of familiar creatures, such as Bigfoot and Nessie, share space with intriguing introductions to lesser-known monsters...[The author’s] enthusiasm for his subject shows…” —Booklist

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SERIES:

MYSTERIES UNWRAPPED™: HAUNTED U.S.A. 978-1-4027-3735-0 $5.95 (CAN $6.50) WEX*

MYSTERIES UNWRAPPED™: MUTANTS & MONSTERS 978-1-4027-3642-1 $5.95 (CAN $6.50) WEX*

MYSTERIES UNWRAPPED™: THE REAL MONSTERS 978-1-4027-3776-3 $5.95 (CAN $6.50) WEX*

MYSTERIES UNWRAPPED™: THE SECRETS OF ALCATRAZ 978-1-4027-3591-2 $5.95 (CAN $6.50) WEX*

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Includes a working compass

Mark™ the Mountain Guide and the Compass Adventure by Mark Seaton, illustrated by Graham Philpot Mark the Mountain Guide returns in an exciting new alpine adventure! This time, Mark must transport a very special (and very LOUD!) cuckoo clock across the icy peaks and into the village. But the journey turns out to be more difficult than anticipated when his truck gets stuck in a snowdrift. Will Mark—and his friends Leo, the mountain dog, Epic Eddie, Ralph Ravencopter, and all the marmots—be able to complete their mission? A play section features lots of facts and tips on safe mountaineering, river rafting, and rescues, and comes complete with a real working compass. It’s perfect for budding explorers! • This is the second in a new series written by a mountain guide who lives and works in the European Alps • Endorsed by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations, and features an introduction by mountaineer Sir Chris Bonnington

February 2009 $12.95 (CANADA $13.95) HARD 978-1-905417-96-4 AGES 3 TO 6 48 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 7 1/8 X 9 1/2 JUVENILE FICTION/ ACTION & ADVENTURE/ GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 12 BOXER BOOKS RIGHTS: US/CAN

• Includes a working compass ABOUT THE AUTHOR MARK SEATON is an internationally qualified mountain guide who has lived and worked in the European Alps since 1992. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR GRAHAM PHILPOT has illustrated numerous books for children, including the highly successful Find Anthony Ant (Boxer Books, 2006).

Visit www.markthemountainguide.com

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SERIES:

MARK™ THE MOUNTAIN GUIDE 978-1-905417-97-1 $12.95 (CAN $13.95) UC/CAN


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Printed on recycled paper using agri-based inks

101 Ways You Can Help Save the Planet Before You’re 12! by Joanne O’Sullivan It’s easy being green! Kids have enormous potential to affect change, and this enlightening book harnesses children’s natural energy, enthusiasm, optimism, and drive to make a difference in the world. Young eco-activists will feel empowered as they begin doing simple things such as cutting down on water use, starting a compost bin, and creating litter-free lunches. From these activities will grow even greater sensitivity to how they, their families, schools, and neighbors can have a positive impact on our planet. A list of Web sites encourages further exploration.

Kids will learn how they can: ✧ Become an eco-expert by figuring out how they want to save the planet ✧ Have green holidays ✧ Work with their families to create fun eco-trips or even “stay-cations” ✧ Green their school supplies, pets, and even their school ✧ Become an advocate for the environment in their community ✧ Help their parents make gardening a real green experience

March 2009 $14.95 (CANADA $15.95) PAPER WITH FLAPS 978-1-57990-861-4 AGES 6 AND UP 144 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 7X8 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ACTIVITY BOOKS CARTON QUANTITY: 48 LARK RIGHTS: W AUTHOR’S HOME: ASHEVILLE, NC

• This is the third entry in Lark’s popular 101 series, which has received glowing reviews and already sold nearly 70,000 copies • This successful series helps kids notice the world around them and make a difference in their lives by getting active, being curious, and having fun • The book is eco-friendly, printed on recycled paper using agri-based inks ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ALSO AVAILABLE BY THE AUTHOR:

JOANNE O’SULLIVAN is the author of the bestselling I Don’t Care if We’re There Yet: The Backseat Boredom Buster (Lark, 2008) , 101 Places You Gotta See Before You’re 12 (Lark, 2006), 101 Things You Gotta Do Before You’re 12 (Lark, 2007), Girls’ World (Lark, 2002), and The Girls’ World Book of Friendship Crafts (Lark, 2005).

101 PLACES YOU GOTTA SEE BEFORE YOU’RE 12! 978-1-57990-865-2 $9.95 (CAN $10.95) W

101 THINGS YOU GOTTA DO BEFORE YOU’RE 12! 978-1-57990-859-1 $9.95 (CAN $10.95) W

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Printed on 100% post-consumer recycled material with soy-based ink!

The Earth Box Be a Planet Hero Kids can do their part to save the world—and this kit will help! First, it features Planet Hero , a colorful book filled with easy Earth-friendly ideas for preserving our resources; cool activities that celebrate the natural world; and WOW facts and statistics about our environment. Young conservationists will learn how to choose less toxic alternatives to everyday materials, reduce their family’s energy use, buy locally, and turn their old socks into new puppets. Plus, there’s a recycled, reusable lunch bag to cut down on trash and 25 fun stickers with eco-savvy captions. There’s no better way to for kids to celebrate Earth Day…and become real-life planet heroes! • This will be out in time for Earth Day on April 22, 2009, when interest is high and schools are focused on ecology • There are 365 tips, so kids can try something new every day of the year • Both the book and stickers are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled material with soy-based ink; the lunch bag is made from 100% recycled materials

April 2009 $15.95 (CANADA $17.95) PAPERBACK BOOK & GIFT SET 978-1-4027-6280-2 AGES 8 AND UP 128 PAGES (2-COLOR BOOK + COMPONENTS) 8X8 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ SCIENCE & NATURE/ ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION & PROTECTION CARTON QUANTITY: 8 STERLING INNOVATION RIGHTS: W


NON-FICTION: SCIENCE & NATURE

USA TODAY® Weather Wonders Book & Kit USA TODAY makes it fun for kids to find out about everything from hurricanes to humidity, sunny days to stormy skies! This interactive kit features lots of exciting materials, starting with USA TODAY Weather Wonders , an 80-page, full-color book that’s jam-packed with experiments, fun facts, and hilarious jokes. And that’s not all! Budding meteorologists will check which way the wind is blowing with the white cloud-patterned windsock, and keep track of what’s happening outside with the USA TODAY dry-erase weather map of the United States and four dry-erase colored markers. It’s a great gift! • USA TODAY is America’s best-selling daily newspaper, with 5.3 million print and online readers • The experiments require only minimal adult supervision This kit incudes: • 80-page, full-color book • Cloud-patterned windsock • Dry-erase weather map of the U.S. • Four dry-erase colored markers • Reuseable storage box

May 2009 $14.95 (CANADA $15.95) PAPERBACK BOOK & GIFT SET 978-1-4027-6533-9 AGES 8 TO 12 80 PAGES (FULL-COLOR BOOK + COMPONENTS) 10 X 12 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ SCIENCE & NATURE/ EARTH SCIENCES/WEATHER CARTON QUANTITY: 8 STERLING INNOVATION RIGHTS: WENGX *

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WOW—THEY GLOW! Turn down the light and watch these stickers glow! Each one of

these four cool collections contains 25 GLOW IN THE DARK stickers plus lots of information about a subject kids love.

Glow in the Dark Dinosaurs This isn’t your ordinary dinosaur sticker book! From flying lizards to armor-plated monsters and clubbers with a bone on their tails, it’s got the latest dino data and stickers that glow, too.

April 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-6475-2 AGES 7 TO 9 16 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/2 X 11 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ACTIVITY BOOKS CARTON QUANTITY: 100 STERLING RIGHTS: US/CAN

Glow in the Dark Planets These stickers are out of this world! From our very own Planet Earth to the outer limits of the solar system, this glowing book takes budding astronauts, astronomers, and dreamy stargazers on an unforgettable journey into space.

April 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-6477-6 AGES 7 TO 9 16 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/2 X 11 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ACTIVITY BOOKS CARTON QUANTITY: 100 STERLING RIGHTS: US/CAN


NON-FICTION: SCIENCE & NATURE

This great new series will fire up kids’ imaginations! • Well-researched information means these are educational as well as entertaining • Popular topics and a lively child-friendly design keep kids entertained

Glow in the Dark Undersea Adventures Kids will take the plunge right into this sticker book and go down beneath the waves, where they’ll find a wonderful watery world of color and mystery. It’s all right here, shimmering brightly.

April 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-6476-9 AGES 7 TO 9 16 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/2 X 11 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ACTIVITY BOOKS CARTON QUANTITY: 100 STERLING RIGHTS: US/CAN

Glow in the Dark Wild Animals Travel the world in a fun on-the-page safari, where big cats, marsupials, and a whole menagerie of the world’s wildest animals glow! By understanding what’s happening to their homes, kids will begin the task of protecting these stars of the wild.

April 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-6474-5 AGES 7 TO 9 16 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/2 X 11 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ACTIVITY BOOKS CARTON QUANTITY: 100 STERLING RIGHTS: US/CAN

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PUT ON THE GLASSES— AND SEE MAGIC HAPPEN! High-definition 3D works in full-color to lift images off the page–adding at least FIVE levels of depth to pin-sharp pictures!

High Definition 3D Amazing Magic Welcome to an incredible magic place where optical illusions and tricks befuddle and amuse. Kids won’t believe their eyes, as they try to figure out confounding conundrums, move through 3D mazes, and solve a host of other visually amazing and braintwisting puzzles.

April 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-6471-4 AGES 7 TO 9 24 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/2 X 11 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ACTIVITY BOOKS CARTON QUANTITY: 80 STERLING RIGHTS: US/CAN

High Definition 3D Bugs They’re alive! At least that’s how children will feel as they peer through the glasses at 3D pictures of creepy-crawlies. Learn where to find some of the rarest and most endangered bugs, get cool insect facts, and meet beetles, tarantulas, butterflies, and a small but deadly menace: the malaria transmitting anopheles mosquito.

April 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-6470-7 AGES 7 TO 9 16 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/2 X 11 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ACTIVITY BOOKS CARTON QUANTITY: 100 STERLING RIGHTS: US/CAN


NON-FICTION: SCIENCE & NATURE

These four super books—each with TWO sets of high-definition 3D glasses right inside (so friends can travel together)—transport kids to another dimension. Here, objects on the page pop out and seem almost real. They’ll provide children with hours of fun and (shh!) learning, too. • Comes with two pairs of 3D glasses inside the book—not just one, like most other 3D books • Features four popular, kid-friendly topics • A plethora of solidly researched facts accompany the amazing images • Fun, lively, and accessible design that draws in readers

High Definition 3D Coral Reef Dive deep beneath the sea, courtesy of these incredible images, and discover an amazing coral kingdom below. To go on this extreme adventure, all kids need to do is fill out the form that makes them an explorer; put on the specs; “swim” among sea anemones, starfish, and underwater predators; and answer the debriefing questions when the journey’s done!

April 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-6472-1 AGES 7 TO 9 16 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/2 X 11 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ACTIVITY BOOKS CARTON QUANTITY: 100 STERLING RIGHTS: US/CAN

High Definition 3D Space Here’s something for every kid who wants to be a space cadet! Get ready to blast off, follow the mission route, and become part of the program. They’ll land on the moon, visit a space station, fly the space shuttle, go into deep space, and see if any of the reported cosmic visitors and UFOs are real. It’s the ultimate trip!

April 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-6473-8 AGES 7 TO 9 16 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/2 X 11 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ACTIVITY BOOKS CARTON QUANTITY: 100 STERLING RIGHTS: US/CAN

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Slither and Crawl

April 2009

Eye to Eye with Reptiles Written & illustrated by Jim Arnosky

$14.95 (CANADA $15.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-4027-3986-6

Snake fangs, alligator claws, and turtle shells—all life-size! Go belly down on the ground, eye to reptilian eye, with acclaimed naturalist Jim Arnosky. Through large gatefolds and marvelously detailed, realistic art, he takes kids (safely!) up close and personal with these slithery, crawly creatures. Arnosky explains how to identify venomous snakes and their harmless cousins, where to find a 200-pound lizard, how to avoid becoming an alligator’s lunch, and much more. It’s the perfect gift for a budding naturalist, animal lover, or artist.

AGES 6 AND UP 32 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 9 X 11 1/2 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ANIMALS/REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS CARTON QUANTITY: 24 STERLING RIGHTS: W

• Created by a well-known, award-winning author/illustrator who’s much loved by booksellers, teachers, and librarians • Includes four breathtaking giant gatefolds with more than 60 life-size reptiles, plus sketchbook pages with hand-written labels

Praise for :

AUTHOR’S HOME: SOUTH RYEGATE, VT

Marketing • National publicity • Author appearances

Wild Tracks: ★“A splendid example of Arnosky’s skill at making natural history come alive for young readers.” —Kirkus Reviews, (starred review) ★“Arnosky’s infectious enthusiasm for nature is evident...Worthy...for its inviting format and its promising premise that kids can find tracks, interpret them, and have a great time outdoors.” —School Library Journal, (starred review)

ALSO AVAILABLE BY THE AUTHOR:

“A terrific beginning field guide...the uniformly lovely illustrations and the compelling concept make this a book that young naturalists will enjoy year-round.” —Booklist ABOUT THE AUTHOR JIM ARNOSKY has been honored for his overall contribution to literature for children by the Eva L. Gordon Award and The Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award for nonfiction. Many of his books have been chosen as ALA Notable Books, including Drawing from Nature , a Christopher Award–winner. Last season’s Wild Tracks for Sterling was his 100th book.

WILD TRACKS! 978-1-4027-3985-9 $14.95 (CAN $15.95) W


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Kids’ Whodunits 2: Crack the Cases! by Hy Conrad, illustrated by Sue Blanchard Twelve-year-old sleuth Jonah Bixby returns with more cool cases to crack! Jonah, who showed off his crime- and conundrum-solving skills in Kids’ Whodunits: Catch the Clues!, now has 20 perplexing new mini-mysteries to unravel. Children will love testing their wits against Jonah’s…and seeing who’s first to decipher codes, figure out clues, and find the culprit!

Solve these…and more! ✧ An escaped convict has sent a cryptic message to his mother on a postcard. What do the strange words mean? ✧ Is a house really haunted—or is someone just pretending to be a ghost? ✧ Which of Jonah’s relatives stole a precious ruby necklace from his aunt? ✧ Did Mrs. Glower really spot a murder in the house next door? ABOUT THE AUTHOR HY CONRAD has received three Edgar nominations for his mystery writing. He began his career as a New York-based playwright, and has since developed numerous games for Parker Brothers and Milton-Bradley, as well as interactive mysteries. During the late 1990s, Hy was the creative director of Mysterynet, the largest Web site devoted to the mystery genre. For the past seven years, he has been writing and producing the TV detective series Monk. This is his tenth book of short mysteries published by Sterling.

• Written by an award-nominated author and producer of the hit TV show Monk

February 2009 $6.95 (CANADA $7.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-5398-5 AGES 9 TO 11 96 PAGES (25 B/W ILLUS.) 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 JUVENILE FICTION/MYSTERIES & DETECTIVE STORIES CARTON QUANTITY: 88 STERLING RIGHTS: W AUTHOR’S HOME: POWNAL, VT

ALSO AVAILABLE:

• Follow-up to the successful Kids’ Whodunits: Catch the Clues! • Cool retro-style art by Sue Blanchard for every mystery • Kids love to read about children who take on adult roles— and do better than the grown-ups!

KIDS’ WHODUNITS: CATCH THE CLUES! 978-1-4027-3966-8 $6.95 (CAN $7.95) W

Scratch & Solve® Hangman for Your Pocket by Mike Ward What an ingenious twist on the classic word game! Our Hangman® series has been a huge success with kids—and this collection lets them play anywhere and anytime they want, even when there’s no friend around. Each page features one puzzle, and each puzzle has the 26 letters accompanied by silver circles to scratch off. Children choose the letter they want, give it a rub, and see if it’s in the puzzle, and where. But watch out: six misses and they’re hanged!

March 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-5414-2 AGES 9 AND UP 96 PAGES 4 1/2 X 6 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ GAMES & ACTIVITIES/GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 50

• The series has sold more than 500,000 copies

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SERIES:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR MIKE WARD is the head puzzle compiler at Brainteaser Publications. He has been compiling puzzles for about 20 years, first producing crosswords for various newspapers and then branching out to publications with a brain-teaser flavor.

PUZZLEWRIGHT RIGHTS: W

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF SCRATCH & SOLVE ® HANGMAN TITLES, VISIT WWW.STERLINGPUBLISHING.COM.

SCRATCH & SOLVE® HANGMAN #1 978-1-4027-2579-1 $5.95 (CAN $6.50) W

SCRATCH & SOLVE® HANGMAN #2 978-1-4027-2580-7 $5.95 (CAN $6.50) W

SCRATCH & SOLVE® HANGMAN #3 978-1-4027-2582-1 $5.95 (CAN $6.50) W

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The series with real kid appeal! • Continuation of a successful series • Each book includes 100 stickers • Unlike most sticker books, these have real stories, with well-written rhyming text

Storytime Stickers: Under Construction by Katherine Ryals, illustrated by Phillip Small Welcome to the building site. We’re very glad you’re here. Everything’s a mess, and we need YOU, our engineer! That’s the signal for kids to grab their stickers and do a little construction work: bringing in the dump trucks, drilling the holes, and moving building materials around the construction site.

March 2009 $4.95 (CANADA $5.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-5350-3 AGES 5 TO 7 16 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/2 X 11 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ACTIVITY BOOKS CARTON QUANTITY: 120 STERLING RIGHTS: W AUTHOR’S HOME: NEW YORK, NY

Storytime Stickers: Unicorn Games by Katherine Ryals, illustrated by Maggie Swanson The unicorns are out to play—and children can join in the games! The fun takes place in an enchanted land with turreted castles and sparking clouds. Beautiful stickers of unicorns swimming, dancing, galloping, feasting, and sleeping will delight young children. There’s a touch of magic on every page!

March 2009 $4.95 (CANADA $5.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-5349-7 AGES 5 TO 7 16 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/2 X 11 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ACTIVITY BOOKS CARTON QUANTITY: 120 STERLING RIGHTS: W AUTHOR’S HOME: NEW YORK, NY ILLUSTRATOR’S HOME: NORWALK, CT


NON-FICTION: CRAFTS & CREATIVITY

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE STORYTIME STICKERS SERIES:

BARREL OF MONKEYS: MONKEY MISCHIEF! 978-1-4027-6129-4 $4.95 (CAN $5.50) W

CAR & TRUCK SHOW 978-1-4027-1807-6 $4.95 (CAN $5.50) W

DAY OF THE DRAGONS 978-1-4027-4659-8 $4.95 (CAN $5.95) W

DINOSAURS THEN & WOW! 978-1-4027-1805-2 $4.95 (CAN $5.50) W

EASTER BUNNY 978-1-4027-3363-5 $4.95 (CAN $6.95) W

ENCHANTED PRINCESS CASTLE 978-1-4027-2747-4 $4.95 (CAN $5.95) W

FLOWER GIRLS 978-1-4027-3433-5 $4.95 (CAN $6.95) W

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN HOUSE 978-1-4027-3584-4 $4.95 (CAN $5.50) W

HORSING AROUND 978-1-4027-1808-3 $4.95 (CAN $5.50) W

THE INSECT INVADERS 978-1-4027-2746-7 $4.95 (CAN $6.95) W

MAGIC FAIRY FOREST 978-1-4027-1806-9 $4.95 (CAN $5.50) W

MR. POTATO HEAD: THE BUSY DAY 978-1-4027-5354-1 $4.95 (CAN $5.50) W

PIRATE TREASURE HUNT 978-1-4027-4658-1 $4.95 (CAN $5.95) W

PUPPY PARADE 978-1-4027-4657-4 $4.95 (CAN $5.50) W

SANTA’S ON HIS WAY 978-1-4027-3585-1 $4.95 (CAN $5.95) W

UNDERSEA ADVENTURES 978-1-4027-3586-8 $4.95 (CAN $6.95) W

WEEBLES: WELCOME TO WEEBLEVILLE! 978-1-4027-5355-8 $4.95 (CAN $5.50) W

BARREL OF MONKEYS is a trademark of Hasbro and is used with permission. © 2008 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.

MR. POTATO HEAD is a trademark of Hasbro and is used with permission. ©2008 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.

SHARKS AT SEA 978-1-4027-4660-4 $4.95 (CAN $5.50) W

UFO ALIEN INVADERS 978-1-4027-3362-8 $4.95 (CAN $6.95) W

WEEBLES and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. ©2008 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

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Smash It! Crash It! Launch It! 50 Mind-Blowing, Eye-Popping Science Experiments by Rain Newcomb & Bobby Mercer Crash, boom, bang: destroy! There’s nothing children love more than the satisfying smash and bash of things being demolished. They always do it for sheer amusement; now they can do it in the name of science. Just imagine watching a marshmallow grow bigger…and bigger: up to four times its size in the microwave. Will it blow up? Or crashing cardboard racecars powered by ordinary balloons, or launching homemade rockets. With over 50 mind-blowing, eye-popping experiments accompanied by safety precautions and commonsense advice, kids and parents are set for a smashing time! • Presents scientific information in a fun way • All the scientific terms are explained in simple language that children will both understand and appreciate • Safety precautions throughout make sure the science stays fun and worry-free

March 2009 $9.95 (CANADA $10.95) PAPER 978-1-60059-509-7 AGES 8 TO 12 80 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8X9 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ SCIENCE & NATURE/ EXPERIMENTS & PROJECTS CARTON QUANTITY: 52 LARK RIGHTS: W AUTHORS’ HOMES: ASHEVILLE, NC RUTHERFORDTON, NC

Previous Hardcover: 978-1-57990-795-2 $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

“Science teachers will find entertaining ways to impress their students…[an] engaging book.”—School Library Journal “Science experiments books seldom look like fun. This volume is the exception, with 43 great activities… Offbeat, yes, but fun and scientifically grounded.”—Booklist

The Big Honkin’ Activity Book by Kelly Gunzenhauser & Susan McBride What’s better than blasting aliens on-screen or watching TV…and keeps a kid entertained for hours? This big, fat book, filled with hundreds of games, puzzles, quizzes, things to draw and doodle, and weird stuff too! Inside, you won’t find plain old crossword puzzles and dot-to-dots; instead, there are psychedelic pachyderms to decorate, fingerprint reading, kitchen table shuffleboard, and lots more!

Here are some big ideas and even bigger fun for kids to try! ✧ Design your own coins or your dream home

ABOUT THE AUTHORS KELLY GUNZENHAUSER is the author of several curriculum and activity books. She has written Creating Curriculum Using Children’s Picture Books (Key Education Publishing, 2007) and Let’s Learn and Play! (Key Education Publishing, 2007). SUSAN M C BRIDE graduated from the Pittsburgh Art Institute, and is the illustrator of I Don’t Care if We’re There Yet , written by Joanne O’Sullivan (Lark, 2008), the I’m So Bored Doodle Notebook (Lark, 2005), Office Doodle Notebook (Lark, 2006), and Lark’s successful Doodle Stickies ® series.

May 2009 $14.95 (CANADA $15.95) PAPER WITH FLAPS 978-1-60059-349-9 AGES 8 AND UP 272 PAGES (B/W ILLUS. THROUGHOOUT) 8 1/2 X 10 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ACTIVITY BOOKS CARTON QUANTITY: 14

✧ Analyze your handwriting

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✧ Test your gadget knowledge with Kitchen Impossible

AUTHOR’S HOME: ASHEVILLE, NC

✧ Beat friends at Triangle Touchdown, Swamp Rats, or Monster Tic-Tac-Toe

ALSO AVAILABLE:

• The sequel to the popular I Don’t Care if We’re There Yet • Susan McBride’s series of Doodle Notebooks and Stickies ® collections have been well-received • Great for traveling, vacations, or while waiting anywhere • A non-traditional activity book with highly creative ideas I DON’T CARE IF WE’RE THERE YET 978-1-57990-848-5 $12.95 (CAN $13.95) W


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dom No Bore d! Allowe

Banish the Boredom!

Nothing erases boredom like a little fun...and these entertaining activity books! • A fantastic series at an unbeatable price • A wide range of activities, from art to games, to please any child • These projects use simple materials that are already around the house • The colorful, appealing design will catch kids’ eyes

No Boredom Allowed!: Number Blast

May 2009

by J. C. Eastman

$4.95 (CANADA $5.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-5500-2

Tired of tic-tac-toe? Has hangman become a drag? Then here’s a blast—a completely original number blast that will blow boredom away! This totally new, super-speedy group game will make children’s minds and pencils ZOOM.

AGES 7 AND UP 64 PAGES 8 X 10 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ GAMES & ACTIVITIES/GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 80

✧ First, place the book where everyone can reach it ✧ Shout “ready, set, GO!”

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✧ Flip to a cool, eye-catching puzzle

AUTHOR’S HOME: INDIANAPOLIS, IN

✧ Begin the lightning-quick action as players compete to be the first to circle numbers in a sequence You can really COUNT on this for fun!

No Boredom Allowed!: Paper Games & Pencil Puzzles

May 2009

by Florence Quinn, illustrated by Ethan Long

$4.95 (CANADA $5.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-5948-2

Welcome to the world of paper games and pencil puzzles, where creativity flourishes and boredom melts away. There are tons of pages to color in, cut out, wear, decorate, and play with...and good times to be had!

AGES 7 TO 12 64 PAGES 8 X 10 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ GAMES & ACTIVITIES/GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 80

Kids can :

✧ Construct a fortune-teller box with happy news under the flaps ( “You will have a good report card this term” )

STERLING RIGHTS: W

✧ Create finger puppets and masks out of easy-to-use templates ✧ Call on friends to play finger football tournaments ✧ Have oodles of fun with doodles to draw ✧ Plus, sharpen minds with challenging mazes, dot-to-dots, anagrams, and more!

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SERIES:

NO BOREDOM ALLOWED!: NUTTY CHALLENGES & ZANY DARES 978-1-4027-5060-1 $4.95 (CAN $5.50) W

NO BOREDOM ALLOWED!: PAPER BEAD CRAFTS 978-1-4027-5037-3 $4.95 (CAN $5.50) W

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Fun books for the very young! With their big, bright, and attractive pictures, these new additions to the popular series are perfect for children just learning their colors and shapes. Each collection has lots of generously-sized stickers for kids to play with, and every page has outlines that show which stickers should go where. Complete the happy scenes by putting fish in the sea, making a clown’s costume colorful, setting a crescent moon high in the sky, and decorating a UFO as it blasts into outer space. • Part of a successful series • Fosters color and shape recognition

• Helps build concentration and small motor skills

• Contains 360 stickers in each book

My First Puzzles: Sticker Colors

My First Puzzles: Sticker Shapes

May 2009

May 2009

$4.95 (CANADA $5.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-5969-7

$4.95 (CANADA $5.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-5968-0

AGES 4 TO 7 16 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/4 X 11 5/8 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ CONCEPTS/COLORS

AGES 4 TO 7 16 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/4 X 11 5/8 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ CONCEPTS/SIZE & SHAPE

CARTON QUANTITY: 120

CARTON QUANTITY: 120

STERLING RIGHTS: US/CAN

STERLING RIGHTS: US/CAN

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SERIES:

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF MY FIRST PUZZLES TITLES, VISIT WWW.STERLINGPUBLISHING.COM.

MY FIRST PUZZLES: EASY FIRST PUZZLES 978-1-4027-2322-3 $3.95 (CAN $4.95) W

MY FIRST PUZZLES: FUN WITH WORDS 978-1-4027-3640-7 $3.95 (CAN $4.95) W

MY FIRST PUZZLES: I CAN READ PUZZLES 978-1-4027-2323-0 $3.95 (CAN $5.95) W

MY FIRST PUZZLES: LETTER FUN 978-1-4027-4631-4 $3.95 (CAN $4.50) W


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Super Color Picture Mazes

Includes six colored pencils!

by Conceptis Puzzles Kids are going to love these mazes! Conceptis has given this ancient puzzle format a modern twist: all the potential pathways are imprinted with small colored dots. Draw a line along the correct twisting path with one of the six colored pencils included, switching colors when the dots change colors. Finish the puzzles successfully and surprise images will appear: a scarecrow, ladybugs, cherries, a paraglider, a toucan, a sand castle, and more.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

• Anyone can do mazes—there are no language or age barriers • Conceptis is the #1 provider of number-logic and picture-logic puzzles worldwide • 10 million pages of Conceptis puzzles are printed every day in 40 nations

June 2009 $8.95 (CANADA $9.95) CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND PAPER 978-1-4027-6342-7 AGES 8 TO 12 96 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ GAMES & ACTIVITIES/PUZZLES CARTON QUANTITY: 30 PUZZLEWRIGHT RIGHTS: W

ALSO AVAILABLE:

Founded in 1997, CONCEPTIS has become a world leader in language-independent puzzles with three primary puzzle families: Number Logic, Picture Logic and Kids Logic. Their website, conceptispuzzles.com, is extremely popular among players, providing puzzles, tips and an active community of like-minded fans. AWESOME COLOR PICTURE MAZES 978-1-4027-6317-5 $8.95 (CAN $9.95) W

NEW EDITION

On the Road Fun Travel Games & Activities by George Shea, illustrated by Jeff Sinclair Kids will have so much fun with this book, they’ll never say those dreaded words again: “Are we there yet?” Jam-packed with terrific activities, On the Road stops the whining and turns restless young passengers into happy travelers. Everyone in the car (or bus, train, or plane) will have a blast stumbling over tongue twisters, giggling over riddles, playing games like travel bingo, solving puzzles, singing silly songs, and more. A pencil is all that’s needed to make the ride fly by! • A great value for hours of fun • These activities feel like fun and games—but they’ll build skills, too • The perfect book for summer vacation, whether kids are traveling with their parents or going to camp

June 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-4027-6345-8 AGES 7 TO 11 48 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/4 X 11 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ACTIVITY BOOKS CARTON QUANTITY: 78 STERLING RIGHTS: W

Previous Edition: 978-0-8069-0316-3 $4.95 (CAN $6.95) P

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How to Draw a Sailing Cat and 99 Other Adventurous Things by Joy Sikorski Welcome to a whimsical new series! Joy Sikorski (How to Draw a Radish) has created a playful tale that makes learning to draw fun and fear-free. Children join an adventurous tomcat named Little Man on a lively journey, discovering easy ways to capture what they see—including a reflection in a puddle, made from squiggly lines; a hungry goat, and pigs wallowing in mud. By the end, kids will have successfully illustrated more than 100 things!

March 2009 $7.95 (CANADA $8.95) CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND PAPER 978-1-4027-5707-5 AGES 5 AND UP 96 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 7X7 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ART/DRAWING CARTON QUANTITY: 56

• Joy has a cult following of adults who adore her drawing books and calendars—a built-in audience for this new series

STERLING RIGHTS: W AUTHOR’S HOME: HOBOKEN, NJ

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marketing

JOY SIKORSKI has created several quirky drawing books for adults, and her first work for children, Squeaky Chalk and Other Fun Things to Draw (and Do) When There is Nothing to Do was a Book of the Month Club “Featured Children’s Book,” and won the Parent’s Guide Children’s Media Award. Her books have been featured in Starbucks coffee shops nationwide, and have been well represented in museum gift shops and gift catalogs as well as in trade bookstores.

• Local author appearances

NEW IN PAPERBACK

Immersed in Verse An Informative, Slightly Irreverent & Totally Tremendous Guide to Living the Poet’s Life by Allan Wolf, illustrated by Tuesday Mourning Cutting-edge, youthful forms such as rap, hip-hop, and slams have made poetry more popular and relevant than ever. Immersed in Verse nurtures the poet in every child with creative, awe-inspiring ideas: kids can rearrange their favorite poems; start their own poetry workshop; present “open mike night” in the basement; and even record their friends reciting! • Written by a respected, published, professional poet • A cool, contemporary guide created in the same entertaining style as the popular In Print! • Was a selection of the Children’s Book of the Month Club

School Library Journal Best Book of the Year 2006! ★“Informative, insightful, and hip.” (starred review) “…accessible, engaging…features a lively format with… lots of humor.” —Horn Book “…sure to inspire and nurture young poets.” —Publishers Weekly “…a fine resource for classroom use as well as for kids to read on their own.” —Booklist

March 2009 $12.95 (CANADA $13.95) PAPER WITH FLAPS 978-1-60059-510-3 AGES 10 AND UP 112 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 7X9 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ACTIVITY BOOKS CARTON QUANTITY: 40 LARK RIGHTS: W AUTHOR’S HOME: ASHEVILLE, NC

Previous Hardcover: 978-1-57990-628-3 $14.95 (CAN $17.95)


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PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

Art for Kids: Drawing in Color by Kathryn Temple

“…can be recommended without reservation for [its] handling of documentation, balance, clarity, and visual interest.”—Booklist Drawing in Color , the newest addition to the critically acclaimed Art for Kids collection, teaches children indispensable tricks and techniques for adding a rainbow of color to their work. It’s an entertaining combination of practical information and hands-on exercises. Budding artists will see how easy it can be to create original, vivid pictures using everything from colored pencils and markers to watercolor, pastel, and paint.

$17.95 (CANADA $19.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-57990-821-8 AGES 5 AND UP 112 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/2 X 10 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ART/DRAWING

• Named one of the “Top Ten New Series: Nonfiction” by Booklist in 2005 • Features solid, practical information • Part of a well-reviewed, successful series

CARTON QUANTITY: 20 LARK RIGHTS: W

ABOUT THE AUTHOR KATHRYN TEMPLE is a celebrated visual artist and writer. Her paintings have been exhibited in dozens of group and solo shows, have earned her artist grants and residences, and can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the country. She is the author of Lark’s bestselling Art for Kids: Drawing (Lark, 2005).

Praise for :

July 2009

AUTHOR’S HOME: ASHEVILLE, NC

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SERIES:

Other books in the ART FOR KIDS series: Art for Kids: Cartooning “Sets itself apart by explaining how to create a three-panel comic strip from start to finish…The writing is clear and concise…An excellent addition.” —School Library Journal Art for Kids: Drawing “[A] first-class introduction to essential drawing techniques...”—School Library Journal

ART FOR KIDS: CARTOONING 978-1-57990-623-8 $17.95 (CAN $19.95) W

ART FOR KIDS: COMIC STRIPS 978-1-57990-788-4 $17.95 (CAN $23.95) W

ART FOR KIDS: DRAWING 978-1-57990-587-3 $17.95 (CAN $19.95) W

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Draw with Chris Hart Drawing Vampires Gothic Creatures of the Night by Chris Hart From Dracula to Breaking Dawn, the undead never get old. So, acclaimed author Chris Hart gives kids something to sink their teeth into: step-by-step instruction in drawing their favorite night creatures. All of the most popular bloodsuckers are here in their cold, clammy flesh, as well as vampire hunters and blood-chilling beasts. Less experienced artists needn’t worry about biting off more than they can chew because Hart breaks every drawing down into easy-to-digest morsels.

March 2009 $19.95 (CANADA $21.95) PAPER WITH FLAPS 978-1-933027-81-4 AGES 10 AND UP 144 PAGES (COLOR & B/W ILLUS. THROUGHOUT) 8 7/16 X 11 ART/TECHNIQUES/DRAWING CARTON QUANTITY: 30 CHRIS HART BOOKS RIGHTS: W AUTHOR’S HOME: WESTPORT, CT

Figure It Out! The Beginner’s Guide to Drawing People by Chris Hart Chris Hart has a head for figures—human figures, that is. Not only does he draw them with incredible style and flair, he also has a friendly, accessible teaching style that makes his how-to books super-sellers. In this unique figure-drawing course, Chris avoids the usual anatomy lessons that intimidate aspiring artists and gets right down to the basics young illustrators need to get started. Starting with heads and facial expressions, he moves on to full figures, male and female, ideal and average, some in fashion poses and others in dynamic action. On every page, his practical advice and clear examples will help readers achieve terrific results—and have fun every step of the way.

April 2009 $19.95 (CANADA $21.95) PAPER WITH FLAPS 978-1-933027-80-7 AGES 10 AND UP 144 PAGES (2-COLOR & B/W ILLUS. THROUGHOUT) 8 7/16 X 11 ART/TECHNIQUES/DRAWING CHRIS HART BOOKS RIGHTS: W AUTHOR’S HOME: WESTPORT, CT

ALSO AVAILABLE BY THE AUTHOR:

CARTOONING 978-1-933027-42-5 $19.95 (CAN $21.95) W

DRAWING THE NEW ADVENTURE CARTOONS 978-1-933027-60-9 $19.95 (CAN $21.95) W

DRAWING WIZARDS, WITCHES AND WARLOCKS 978-1-933027-68-5 $19.95 (CAN $21.95) W


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Manga Mania™: Girl Power! Drawing Fabulous Females for Japanese Comics by Chris Hart Chris Hart’s latest entry in his blockbuster series explodes with girl power! From fighters and princesses to magical beings and ordinary schoolgirls, manga features an array of female types, and Hart explains how to create them all. His huge cast of characters includes angels, a sushi chef, samurai, shopaholics, a pirate, a judge, athletes, and a vet tending to a sick cute monster. And, since manga girls rarely sit still, aspiring illustrators will learn how to draw them in action, in a variety of situations. An essential resource for all manga maniacs! • Packed with top-notch art instruction, tons of visual tips, and over 300 black-and-white and 60 color drawings • Chris Hart has a proven track record

May 2009 $19.95 (CANADA $21.95) FLEXIBOUND 978-1-933027-79-1 AGES 10 AND UP 144 PAGES (COLOR & B/W ILLUS. THROUGHOUT) 9 X 10 ART/TECHNIQUES/DRAWING

• Manga has a huge female readership who will find this topic especially appealing

CHRIS HART BOOKS RIGHTS: W

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

AUTHOR’S HOME: WESTPORT, CT

CHRIS HART’s mega-selling Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics quickly became the #1 selling art book in the country, with sales topping 165,000 copies. It also won the prestigious New Jersey Library Association’s Garden State Teen Book Award in the nonfiction category for grades 6-12. Drawing Cutting Edge Comics has sold more than 90,000 copies, and the ALA chose his Manga Mania as a “Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers.” Hart’s work has been featured in such publications as American Artist, Newtype, Mad Magazine, Highlights for Children, Crayola Kids, Ranger Rick , and Boy’s Life , as well as on television and the Web.

ALSO AVAILABLE BY THE AUTHOR:

MANGA MANIA™: ROMANCE 978-1-933027-43-2 $19.95 (CAN $21.95) W

MANGA MANIA™: SHONEN 978-1-933027-69-2 $19.95 (CAN $21.95) W

MANGA MANIA™: CHIBI SKETCHBOOK 978-1-933027-31-9 $12.95 (CAN $14.95) W

MANGA MANIA™: FANTASY SKETCHBOOK 978-1-933027-33-3 $12.95 (CAN $14.95) W

MANGA MANIA™: SHOUJO SKETCHBOOK 978-1-933027-32-6 $12.95 (CAN $14.95) W

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USA TODAY® Baseball Scorebook Includes 100 Scorecards Edited by Rob McMahon Take this out to the ball game! From USA TODAY comes a fun, one-stop shop for baseball lovers. Featuring 100 red-and-blue scorecards (more than enough for all the home games) and a section for autographs, it’s essential gear for a day at the ballpark. And there’s more, too, including a lavishly illustrated history of baseball, a long list of record holders, and instructions on how to keep score—including abbreviations. Filling out scorecards, and saving them as precious souvenirs, has been a long-held tradition. This volume is the perfect way for parents to teach their children about America’s national sport and create memories that will last a lifetime. • USA TODAY is America’s best-selling daily newspaper, with 5.3 million print and online readers • Baseball is still America’s favorite pastime, with fans from coast to coast: in 2007, 79.5 million people attended MLB games—the highest number ever • The large, kid-friendly format leaves plenty of room for children to fill in the scorecards, and the spiral binding makes the book easy to keep open at the games ABOUT THE AUTHOR ROB McMAHON is a publishing veteran who has worked as an editor at Macmillan, Warner Books, Putnam, and HarperCollins. He has written numerous articles for Sports Mirror ’s annual publications on golf, football, and basketball, and he is the coauthor of Who Owns the World? , which Hachette Book Group will publish in spring 2009. He currently works as a consultant for an international sports marketing company.

April 2009 $9.95 (CANADA $10.95) CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND PAPER 978-1-4027-6245-1 AGES 7 AND UP 128 PAGES (ALL IN 2-COLOR W/ 16-PG 4-COLOR INSERT) 13 X 8 1/2 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ SPORTS & RECREATION/ BASEBALL CARTON QUANTITY: 16 STERLING INNOVATION RIGHTS: WEX*


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Quick Cash for Teens Be Your Own Boss and Make Big Bucks by Peter G. Bielagus As tales of YouTube and MySpace fortunes float virally throughout the blogosphere and media, kids wonder: “Could I do that?” Financial expert Peter Bielagus emphatically answers “Yes!” Quick Cash for Teens provides smart strategies for earning big bucks, with step-by-step instructions for identifying opportunities, creating a business plan, and implementing it successfully. Bielagus includes it all: sample budget worksheets, marketing plans, press releases, and more!

Sidebars throughout include: ✧ Dollars & Sense: basic business concepts and strategies ✧ Extra Credit: more advanced concepts, such as tax info ✧ Tales from the Front Lines: real-life stories from young mature entrepreneurs

March 2009 $12.95 (CANADA $13.95) PAPER 978-1-4027-6038-9 AGES 12 AND UP 256 PAGES 6X9 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ BUSINESS & ECONOMICS CARTON QUANTITY: 28 STERLING RIGHTS: W AUTHOR’S HOME: BEDFORD, NH

• Author is a member of the Adopt-an-Author program, in which teachers use his book as course material and he interacts directly with the students • Book explains 101 businesses teens can start right now, with very little time and start-up money required • Special sections for parents and teachers • Entrepreneurship is increasingly taught in the classroom, and personal finance books aimed at teens have been successful in the marketplace ABOUT THE AUTHOR PETER G. BIELAGUS is a licensed financial advisor who gives over 100 presentations a year on personal finance and entrepreneurship at high schools, colleges, and military bases around the world. He is the author of Getting Loaded: A Complete Personal Finance Guide for Students and Young Professionals (Penguin Putnam/NAL) and The Freeway Guide to Maximizing Your Money (www.freewayguides.com). He has been written up in USA Today and The Wall Street Journal . Peter is also a former teen entrepreneur who started a landscaping company at age 11 and was earning $25,000 a year by the time he reached high school. To learn more, please visit www.peterbspeaks.com.

Marketing • National publicity • Features and reviews in parenting, teen, and general interest magazines • Coverage in newspapers nationwide • Online publicity and blog outreach • Tie in with author’s lecture schedule • Postcard mailing to author’s list • Promotions on author’s Web site, www.PeterBSpeaks.com

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Special Bonus! A book purchase includes a one-year subscription to Popular Mechanics magazine

The Girl Mechanic Classic Crafts, Games & Toys to Build by The Editors of Popular Mechanics Classic girl power is finally here! Females of all ages will celebrate the first just-for-girls entry in the Popular Mechanics classic activity series. Like its predecessors, The Girl Mechanic presents time-tested projects that build skills, enhance creativity, and provide hours of pleasure. We’ve featured choice ideas for crafts, toys, furniture, sports, and games. The standout items include doll houses (one has an actual working elevator!), jewelry boxes, picture frames, playhouses, Christmas cards, and so much more. Some activities a child can do alone, others require a parent’s help, but all of them offer a charming glimpse at the handy world of our past—and give girls essential knowledge that will last a lifetime.

April 2009 $9.95 (CANADA $10.95) FLEXIBOUND 978-1-58816-610-4 240 PAGES (B/W ILLUS. THROUGHOUT) 5X7 CRAFTS & HOBBIES/ WOOD TOYS CARTON QUANTITY: 40

• The series has a proven sales track record, with more than 200,000 copies of the Boy Mechanic titles sold

HEARST RIGHTS: WEX*

• The Girl Mechanic Goes Outdoors is scheduled for a Spring 2010 release

Marketing • Advertising in Popular Mechanics magazine

ALSO AVAILABLE:

THE BOY CAMPER 978-1-58816-703-3 $9.95 (CAN $10.95) WEX*

THE BOY MAGICIAN 978-1-58816-754-5 $9.95 (CAN $10.95) WEX*

THE BOY MECHANIC 978-1-58816-509-1 $9.95 (CAN $10.95) WEX*

THE BOY MECHANIC MAKES TOYS 978-1-58816-639-5 $9.95 (CAN $10.95) WEX*


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Girls Rock! A Journal All About Me! by Regina Assetta This is the coolest journal ever, and the perfect space for a girl to explore her feelings and express her creativity! She won’t find intimidating blank pages here: Instead, they’re colorful and inviting, filled with friendly questions and prompts that make writing as easy as chatting with her BFF. There’s room for pasting her favorite photos, and cute girl-friendly designs like cupcakes and bright stripes everywhere. It’s a pretty package—and the path to girrrrl-power and confidence! • • • •

An attractive package with a die-cut cover Written especially for tween girls Bonus section with horoscope information Not just an ordinary journal: it’s guided with prompts, questions, and inspirational quotes

April 2009 $9.95 (CANADA $10.95) FLEXIBOUND PAPER 978-1-4027-6519-3 AGES 8 TO 12 96 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 6X9 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ACTIVITY BOOKS CARTON QUANTITY: 30 STERLING INNOVATION RIGHTS: W

Wishing Gone Wild! Journal Spin Your Dreams into Life Filled with fun illustrations and guided prompts, the Wishing Gone Wild! Journal is a wonderful place for kids to create a one-of-a kind keepsake—and let their imaginations flow. Aimed exactly at tween-agers, it offers 96 beautifully designed pages (some lined, some not) for recording their hopes, dreams, and everything meaningful in their lives. Charming, creative, and irresistibly colorful, this is a present any young girl would go wild for • Engaging prompts designed for the tween audience make the writing process easier and more enjoyable than blank journals do • Features an interactive and fun die-cut “wishing wheel” on the cover

April 2009 $9.95 (CANADA $10.95) HARD 978-1-4027-5998-7 AGES 8 TO 12 96 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 6X9 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ ACTIVITY BOOKS CARTON QUANTITY: 20 STERLING INNOVATION RIGHTS: W

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CosmoGIRL Cool Room 35 Make It Yourself Projects by Mark Montano Every CosmoGIRL deserves the room of her dreams…and New York City designer Mark Montano helps her get it. Montano—the celebrity author of The Big Ass Book of Crafts and contributor to the TLC network series While You Were Out —wrote CosmoGIRL ’s enormously popular “Cool Room” column. Now that column’s a book filled with information-packed pages and smart answers to decorating dilemmas, with ten different room schemes and 35 hip and easy-to-make projects that dazzle and wow. From funky organizers that keep closets neat to fantastic ideas for painting your wall, this has the creative and crafty ideas a CosmoGIRL needs.

May 2009 $7.95 (CANADA $8.95) HARD 978-1-58816-742-2 96 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 5 1/2 X 6 3/8 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ CRAFTS & HOBBIES CARTON QUANTITY: 64

• Based on one of CosmoGIRL’s most popular features • Written by a celebrity author and well-known TV host ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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MARK MONTANO is a designer, author, interior decorator, and TV personality. He’s a regular on TLC’s While You Were Out, host of TLC’s 10 Years Younger, co-host and designer on the STYLE! Network’s My Celebrity Home, and designer on WE TV’s She’s Moving In. He is a former contributing editor to CosmoGIRL. ALSO AVAILABLE :

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Seventeen Mega Traumarama! Real Girls and Guys Confess More of Their Most Mortifying Moments! More drama…more trauma! Seventeen Traumarama is such a success that the magazine’s editors have created yet another irresistible collection of real-life crushing, mortifying, and totally entertaining teen confessions. What happens when a girl thinks a cute boy is flirting with her—but it’s her friend’s number he wants? When a guy likes a chick flick more than his gal (and he even tears up, too)? When there’s a cyber-slipup and the wrong person gets the message? From crush nightmares to family embarrassments, from school mishaps to fashion faux pas , these torrid tales will have readers cringing and laughing at the same time!

May 2009 $7.95 (CANADA $8.95) PAPER 978-1-58816-730-9 256 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 4 X 5 1/4 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ HUMOR/GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 72

• “Traumarama” is one of the most popular monthly columns in Seventeen, with true stories contributed by the magazine’s readers

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• Includes all-new “guy” traumas—as told by real guys

• Advertising in Seventeen magazine • Book-A-Day giveaways on www.seventeen.com

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SEVENTEEN REAL GIRLS, REAL TRUE LIFE STORIES: TRUE CRIME 978-1-58816-648-7 $4.95 (CAN $5.50) WEX*

SEVENTEEN REAL GIRLS, REAL TRUE LIFE STORIES: TRUE LOVE 978-1-58816-629-6 $4.95 (CAN $5.50) WEX*

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CosmoGIRL Ultimate Quiz Book Discover the Real You! From the editors of CosmoGIRL.com If there’s anything a teenage girl can’t resist, it’s finding out more about herself. That’s why magazine quizzes are so popular—and CosmoGIRL Ultimate Quiz Book collects more than 120 from its bestselling series. They’ll help the inquisitive CosmoGIRL learn the answers to all her pressing questions: What’s my fashion style? My personality type? Who am I, really? How do I come across to my friends—and (of course!) to guys?

June 2009 $12.95 (CANADA $13.95) PAPER 978-1-58816-775-0

She’s the star of this fun and revealing collection—and she’s going to love it.

496 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 5X7 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

• The series has sold 100,000 copies

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• Quizzes are particularly popular on cosmogirl.com, with over 300,000 page views for one recent quiz

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COSMOGIRL! QUIZ BOOK: ALL ABOUT GUYS 978-1-58816-382-0 $5.95 (CAN $8.95)

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COSMOGIRL! QUIZ BOOK: DISCOVER YOUR PERSONALITY 978-1-58816-707-1 $5.95 (CAN $6.50) WEX*

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COSMOGIRL! QUIZ BOOK: DISCOVER YOUR STYLE 978-1-58816-637-1 $5.95 (CAN $7.95) WEX*


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TEEN’s Book of Fun & Games Quick Crosswords, Clever Quizzes, Cool Puzzles, and More! Get ready to play! TEEN: Uncover the Real You —the popular magazine’s very first quiz book—was a big hit with its young readers. Now, this engaging follow-up gives girls a fun-filled way to test their smarts and quiz their friends. It’s a clever compilation of the very best word searches, crosswords, fill-in-the-blanks, and other wacky puzzles gathered from TEEN’ s pages. • Brand recognition: TEEN magazine reaches 1.7 million teen readers nationwide

Choose Your Fate

Real or Reel

June 2009 $5.95 (CANADA $6.50) PAPER 978-1-58816-790-3 112 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 5X7 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ GAMES & ACTIVITIES/ GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 96 HEARST RIGHTS: W

Marketing • Print advertising in TEEN magazine • Book-A-Day giveaways on www.teenmag.com

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FREE poster

Ashley Tisdale Star of High School Musical and More! by Posy Edwards As a star of Disney’s High School Musical series, and a singing sensation in her own right, Ashley Tisdale is one of the hottest celebrities around—and here’s all the inside info her fans could ever want! Posy Edwards—who has written about such tween favorites as Zac Efron and the Jonas Brothers—dishes about Ashley’s style, crushes, and friendships with her co-stars and Hollywood’s young elite. Tisdale’s admirers will learn how they too can create the amazing look sported by her HSM character, Sharpay, and bring Sharpay’s glamour into their own world. Plus, the FREE pull-out bedroom poster lets them choose whether it’s a pink Sharpay day or a rockin’ blonde Ashley day. • Ashley Tisdale has a huge following, both as an actress on Disney’s TV shows (High School Musical, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and others) and as a singer: she was the first female to debut with two singles on Billboard’s Top 100 chart at the same time and her first solo album entered Billboard’s charts at #5. Both Blender and Maxim magazines have put her on their hot lists, and she’s included on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list • This book ties in with the DVD release of High School Musical 3 ABOUT THE AUTHOR POSY EDWARDS is Ashley Tisdale’s biggest fan, and the author of Zac Efron: Me & You , The Zac Efron Annual 2009 , Miley Cyrus: Me & You , and The Jonas Brothers: Hello Beautiful (all Orion, 2008).

June 2009 $12.95 (CANADA $13.95) HARD 978-1-4091-0468-1 AGES 9 AND UP 64 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 7 X 9 1/4 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY/ PERFORMING ARTS ORION RIGHTS: US/CAN


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Demi Lovato Star of Camp Rock by Posy Edwards She’s the lucky girl who appeared with the Jonas Brothers in Camp Rock— and now the gorgeous Demi Lovato’s enjoying a meteoric rise to stardom. Young fans can find out all about this new tween celeb: how her career began; her likes, dislikes, pets, and hobbies; and what she looks for in her ideal boyfriend! Plus, she reveals the inside scoop on what it felt like to act alongside—and kiss!—Joe Jonas. With gorgeous photos and features on every page, and a free pull-out bedroom poster, this is the perfect gift for all Demi Lovato and Camp Rock buffs! • Every tween knows who Demi Lovato is: she’s the lead in Disney’s smash-hit film, Camp Rock, alongside mega-teen-stars the Jonas Brothers • Just in time for the release of the follow-up, Camp Rock 2, which will generate even more fan interest • Demi has a budding singing career: she just launched an album and has supported the Jonas Brothers on their sell-out tour ABOUT THE AUTHOR POSY EDWARDS is the author of Hello Beautiful: The Jonas Brothers (Orion, 2008), Zac Efron Annual 2009 (Orion, 2008), Zac Efron: Me and You (Orion, 2007), Miley Cyrus Yearbook 2009 (Orion, 2008), and Miley Cyrus: Me & You (Orion, 2008).

March 2009 $12.95 (CANADA $13.95) HARD 978-1-4091-1148-1 AGES 9 AND UP 64 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 7 X 9 1/4 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MUSIC ORION RIGHTS: US/CAN

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Robert Pattinson True Love Never Dies by Josie Rusher As the gorgeous vampire hero of Twilight , Robert Pattinson worked his hypnotic magic on teenage girls…and became a superstar.

March 2009

All the information his millions of fans want to know is right here, complete with plenty of photos to swoon over. Follow Pattinson’s meteoric rise to fame, from his early days as a model and his role as Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter series to his new success as the brooding Edward Cullen. Read all about Robert's interests, his passion for music, and how he feels about becoming a teen heartthrob. Get the inside gossip on the filming of Twilight and his co-stars…as well as plans for the sequel.

64 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 7 X 9 1/4 JUVENILE NONFICTION/ BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY/ PERFORMING ARTS

With all that—and a free pull-out bedroom poster, too—this book has everything! • Pattinson starred in film versions of the two best-selling series of all time, and has a following from both • The movie version of Twilight was a huge success, earning $70 million in the U.S. during its opening weekend alone, and Pattinson will appear in the sequel • Robert also has a budding singing career which will expand fan interest ABOUT THE AUTHOR JOSIE RUSHER is a massive fan of Robert Pattinson. She lives in London.

$12.95 (CANADA $16.95) HARD 978-1-4091-1263-1

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Insights and Inspirations from Reggio Emilia Stories of Teachers and Children from North America Edited by Lella Gandini, Susan Etheredge, and Lynn Hill The Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education is transforming how our children learn. This famed method puts the natural development of children, their close relationship with their environment, and the practice of documenting every step of the learning process at the center of its philosophy. Here, in words and images from classrooms across North America, is the Reggio Emilia learning experience, explored, discussed, and evaluated from the perspectives of educators, scholars, and policy makers. It’s a celebration of 30 years of innovative work in America, with an introduction to the city and schools of Reggio Emilia and a description of the values and principles at the core of this educational system. • A follow-up to Beautiful Stuff: Learning with Found Materials • Packed with images that illustrate the outstanding results of the Reggio Emilia Approach

March 2009 $27.95 (CANADA $29.95) PAPER WITH FLAPS 978-0-87192-894-8 224 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) 8 1/2 X 11 EDUCATION/TEACHING METHODS & MATERIALS/ GENERAL CARTON QUANTITY: 20 DAVIS RIGHTS: US/CAN

“The schools in Reggio Emilia represent the most important development in the past half century. Led by Lella Gandini, who has been associated with the schools for many years, the editors have assembled a collection that is evocative and indispensable.” —Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

ALSO AVAILABLE: ABOUT THE AUTHORS LELLA GANDINI, EdD, is the United States Liaison for the Dissemination of the Reggio Emilia Approach. She has written several children’s books and articles. SUSAN ETHEREDGE, EdD, is associate professor of education and child study at Smith College. She has written extensively on the inquiry-based teaching and real-world classroom learning. LYNN HILL, PhD, is an educational consultant on early childhood education. She’s the co-author and co-editor of several books on the Reggio Emilia Approach and other early education subjects. BEAUTIFUL STUFF! 978-0-87192-388-2 $22.95 (CAN $24.95) US/CAN


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Super Granny

March 2009

Great Stuff to Do with Your Grandkids by Sally Wendkos Olds

$14.95 (CANADA $15.95) HARDCOVER WITH JACKET 978-1-4027-5716-7

Here’s the ultimate resource for today’s super grannies, with super-powers to captivate their grandkids! It’s got 75 cool and creative projects, all grouped by age from infancy to adolescence (2–18). And there’s something for even the most computer-savvy kid, along with more traditional forms of entertainment, including treasure hunts, dress-up, and crafts. Many of the ideas encourage reading and writing—but always with fun in mind, such as creating a blog or a family cookbook. Handy icons help Grandma pinpoint those projects that suit her pocketbook, energy level, and interests; there’s even one for long-distance grandmothers seeking to connect with their grandkids. A copious listing at the end suggests informative Web sites to check out.

244 PAGES (12 B/W ILLUS.) 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS/ PARENTING/ GRANDPARENTING CARTON QUANTITY: 40 STERLING RIGHTS: W

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR SALLY WENDKOS OLDS has been writing and publishing books since the mid-1970s. Her bestselling Complete Book of Breastfeeding (Workman/Bantam), written with Marvin S. Eiger, MD, is a classic in the field with more than two million copies in print. She has written over 200 articles for magazines such as Woman’s Day , Redbook , Ladies Home Journal , Mademoiselle , The New York Times Magazine , Newsday Magazine , Self , Parents , Seventeen , Family Health , Reader’s Digest , and Good Housekeeping . She is the super granny of five grandkids and a grand-dog.

• Features and reviews in senior, parenting, and general interest magazines • Coverage in newspapers nationwide • Online publicity

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78 101 Ways You Can Help Save the Planet Before You’re 12!, 45

Abe’s Fish, 2 Aesop’s Fables, 6 Amazement Park, 17 Art for Kids: Drawing in Color, 61 Ashley Tisdale, 72

Big Honkin’ Activity Book, The, 56 Big Noisy Book of Dinosaurs, 14

Case of the Gasping Garbage, The, 34 Case of the Mossy Lake Monster, The, 35 Chicky Chicky Chook Chook, 26 Children’s Treasury of Mother Goose, A, 27 Classic Starts: Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, 31 Classic Starts: Anne of Avonlea, 31 Classic Starts: Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, 31 Classic Starts: Little Men, 31 Classic Starts: Peter Pan, 31 CosmoGIRL Cool Room, 68 CosmoGIRL Ultimate Quiz Book, 70 Crocodaddy, 19

Demi Lovato, 73 Drawing Vampires, 62

High Definition 3D Amazing Magic, 50 High Definition 3D Bugs, 50 High Definition 3D Coral Reef, 51 High Definition 3D Space, 51 How to Draw a Sailing Cat and 99 Other Adventurous Things, 60

Immersed in Verse, 60 Insights and Inspirations from Reggio Emilia, 76

Kids’ Whodunits 2: Crack the Cases!, 53 Kiki’s Blankie, 18 King with Horse’s Ears and Other Irish Folktales, The, 29 Korky’s Puppy School, 13

Look & See: A Circus of Colors!, 24 Look & See: Amazing Animals!, 24 Look & See: The Curious Cat, 25 Look & See: The Green Caterpillar, 25

Manga Mania: Girl Power!, 63 Mark the Mountain Guide and the Compass Adventure, 44 Monkey Monkey Monkey, 12 My First Puzzles: Sticker Colors, 58 My First Puzzles: Sticker Shapes, 58 Mysteries Unwrapped: Lost Civilizations, 43

Earth Box, The, 46

Figure It Out!, 62

Girl Mechanic, The, 66 Girls Rock!, 67 Glow in the Dark Dinosaurs, 48 Glow in the Dark Planets, 48 Glow in the Dark Undersea Adventures, 49 Glow in the Dark Wild Animals, 49 Go! Go! Go!, 16 Gorilla’s Story, 11

No Boredom Allowed!: Number Blast, 57 No Boredom Allowed!: Paper Games & Pencil Puzzles, 57 No More Blanket for Lambkin!, 10

On Our Way Home, 15 On the Road, 59 Otto Grows Down, 3

Panda’s Easter Basket, 7 Perfectly Arugula, 4 Peter Yarrow Songbook: Songs to Sing Together, The, 2

Quick Cash for Teens, 65 Quiet Bunny, 5

Richard Scarry’s Find Your ABC’s, 9 Richard Scarry’s Peasant Pig and the Terrible Dragon, 9 Robert Pattinson, 74

Scratch & Solve Hangman for Your Pocket, 53 Seventeen Mega Traumarama!, 69 Shh! Don’t Wake the Baby!, 7 Slither and Crawl, 52 Smash It! Crash It! Launch It!, 56 Sterling Biographies: Amelia Earhart, 39 Sterling Biographies: Anne Frank, 39 Sterling Biographies: Cleopatra, 39 Sterling Biographies: Helen Keller, 40 Sterling Biographies: Joan of Arc, 40 Sterling Biographies: Marie Curie, 40 Still I Rise, 42 Storytime Stickers: Under Construction, 54 Storytime Stickers: Unicorn Games, 54 Super Color Picture Mazes, 59 Super Granny, 77

TEEN’s Book of Fun & Games, 71 Twelve Dancing Princesses, The, 20

USA TODAY Baseball Scorebook, 64 USA TODAY Weather Wonders Book & Kit, 47

Wishing Gone Wild! Journal, 67

Sterling Children's Spring 09 Catalog  

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